Patrick R. Michaud
Wed Jan 14 08:43:28 CST 2004
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 02:34:26PM +0100, Christian Ridderstr?m wrote:
> So in conclusion:
> - If '::' should be a quoted thing, we should use <blockquote>
> - If '::' it should just be an indented thing we should be using <div>.
Well, PmWiki's '::' markup has never really meant "quoted text" nor
"indented text", it's always been first-and-foremost a way to do definition
lists. It just so happens that many wikis (including PmWiki) have used it
as a convenient mechanism for indented text. So I don't plan to change
the output of '::' itself.
I think that indented text and blockquotes are separate things. I like the
use of '-->' to mean "indent text", and following the HTML4 recommendations
(9.2.2) we should not use <blockquote> as a means to indent text. That
If we really want to have a way of marking quoted (as opposed to indented)
text using <blockquote>, then we should introduce a new markup for it.
A simple one would be "=quote <text>". :-) Personally, I don't think we
need a defined markup for <blockquote> (it can be left as a local
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