[pmwiki-users] Input recipe
fick at fgm.com
Thu Jun 23 13:45:50 CDT 2005
On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 01:25:56PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 11:30:59AM -0400, Martin Fick wrote:
> > While the above two rules might be consistent, they do no
> > considerably shorten the syntax in all cases therfore the
> > (:input...:) syntax would probably still be clearer.
> I agree, at least for the moment. I've gone ahead and
> thrown together a sample recipe for this at
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Forms. It's *very*
> preliminary and needs a lot of work, but it gives an idea
> of the direction in which I think forms handling (at least
> for PmWiki internals) will go.
Hmm, the main objection I still have is that is looks an
awfull lot like straight HTML. While it might be safer
than enablehtml, it doesn't look much better and I don't
know that it would make sense to non-html aware people.
While it is a step better, I'm not convinced it's a large
step better. Wikis provide great shorthand notations for
even simple things like <h1> </h1>, but alos make longer
complicated things likes links MUCH easier. This seems
like the reason for using a wiki for this and I really hope
we could make some very nice shorthands for this.
Maybe (:input :) is the power solution like (:table) but we
create simple shorthand form solutions also? How could we
use WikiForms as a starting place (bu only as a front end)?
It has a very 'wiki like' syntax. :)
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