[Pmwiki-users] Re: new link markup format? [[link] text]
Sat May 8 17:20:23 CDT 2004
On Sat, 8 May 2004, Wayne Lee wrote:
> On May 8, 2004, at 11:29 AM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 10:16:11AM -0700, Wayne Lee wrote:
> >> It might be too late in the game here,
> >> but I'd like to suggest an alternative
> >> markup for links. I stumbled upon this
> >> idea while researching wiki markups:
> >> [[LinkName] alternative text]
> > I like it a *lot*, but it really conflicts with PmWiki's existing
> > markup and pages. Consider [[spacewikiwords]], [[nogroupheader]],
> > [[nogroupfooter]], as well as [[WikiWord link]].
It is a bit late, and changing the syntax this drastically might cause a
fork in PmWiki... something that'd mediated this would be to add the
possibility of placing a directive at the very first line on a page that
specifies the format of the page. In MoinMoin they have e.g.
#FORMAT Wiki -> wiki markup
#FORMAT Plain -> plain text
Anyway, I think it's a pretty good idea to allow the user to specify the
format of the page. Then it'd be straight forward to have pages with
Speaking of syntax, I was looking at the syntax a while back and started
documenting it here, in case you want to put the suggestion there.
We should probably think *seriously* about the entire syntax before
proposing something new that changes what people are used to already
(and breaking backwards compatibility).
Christian Ridderstr?m http://www.md.kth.se/~chr
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