[Pmwiki-users] Line breaks again

Jonathan Scott Duff duff
Sat Aug 30 15:56:15 CDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 01:31:59AM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 08:30:50AM +0200, bernhard at weichel21.de wrote:
> > 
> > Thanks for that study. I personally would like to see
> >   *bold*
> >   _underline_
> >   /italic/
> Somehow I think that using bare slashes for markup (e.g., /italic/)
> is likely to cause LOTS of problems, since slashes occur naturally
> in many contexts, including URLs, filenames, fractions, and statements of
> alternatives such as "and / or" and "either / or", etc.  I think
> that slashes as markup are almost guaranteed to cause problems (note
> that this line contains an example of one).

Not that this is much better, but I've always thought of ~this~ as
italic.  Tildes are rarer than / if nothing else.

Jonathan Scott Duff
duff at lighthouse.tamucc.edu

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