[pmwiki] Re: [Pmwiki-users] A (perhaps) small desire for track authorship:

Bernhard.Weichel@t-online.de Bernhard.Weichel
Thu Aug 14 09:29:34 CDT 2003

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 08:40:25AM -0500, Jonathan Scott Duff wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 09:54:24AM +0200,
>> Bernhard.Weichel at t-online.de wrote: 
>>> I have another hint/propsal/desired for "Track authorship":
>>> in wikipedia, the markup ~~~~ is replaced by a signature on *save
>>> time*. 
>>> This allows in particular on discussion pages, to sign contributions
>>> very easily.
>> That's kinda cool.

It is in particular cool for discussion pages, where one page contains
multiple contributions which then are signed in a unique manner. Wikipedia
shows how cool it is.

> Yeah, but Scott may remember that he and I discussed something like
> this 
> about a year ago and I felt it was somehow "unclean" to have PmWiki
> making modifications to the markup text as it saved it and wanted to
> avoid this.

I don't feel it unclean or anything else. Many Wordprocessors and 
Texteditors do this (e.g. replacing spaces by blanks). It can end up
in performing quality or even markup check routines. But if you have 
decided this one year ago, my proposal "~~~~" is not worth to change
this decision.

But for signature there is no way out of changing markup at save time
if you want to make it easy to have a common signature style.

So treat "~~~~" as killed also.


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