[Pmwiki-users] section edits
Thu Sep 23 20:10:27 CDT 2004
> >!* Footnote
> If there is going to be a character to designate sections, could we
> make it
> The page table of contents recipe uses '#' to tell pmwiki to
> create and automatically number an anchor. Using '##' generates
> an automatically numbered visible anchor.
> These then get picked up in the table of contents generator.
> It seems to me that the markup could equally apply to sections
> for editing purposes, avoiding another markup character.
> Just a thought.
My thought on !* vs !# is with * one might expand sections to subsections
!*, !**, !***. -- basically an extension of unorder lists.
If one did use !#, !##, !### that also functioned as anchors in most any
incarnation, then this could be very interesting as one might provide the
option to 'goto' a section or subsection (anchor), or exit a subsection
(return to the section), etc.
Obviously, other possible deliminter variants and combinations might be
possible that would allow the same subsection future feature.
While it's probably beyond the average wiki user's 'programming' ability
to know how to use subsection 'programming', having such a feature would
make the pmwiki system much more powerful for those who understand how to
use it -- a small vision of the future can yield much later. My experience
with such features in another end-user language that allowed for sectional
hierarchy is that if made simple enough, many more may use it than one
might otherwise expect.
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