[pmwiki-users] Re: Re: Modified (:markup:)
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Sun Mar 20 16:20:52 CST 2005
On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 09:09:37PM +0100, chr at home.se wrote:
> > Er, no, if only because the order of operations is misplaced here. The
> > current (:markup:) directive takes place very early in the sequence --
> > even before [=...=] is processed.
> Oh... ok, I see. That's not exactly apparent btw... I assume (:markup:)
> is done before (:include:) as well?
Yes, if only because [=...=] is done before (:include:). This isn't to
say that (:markup:)'s position is optimal -- again, I just threw it in
during 2.0.develXX to get something going and planned to refine it later.
(I guess "later" has arrived and is now "now". :-)
> > And I *really* dislike the idea of directive markups that span multiple
> > lines in a single directive, as in
> Mileage varies I guess... to me it's not that different from:
> [[This is the link text \
> -> http://long.and.complicated.uri/much/too/long/in/fact]]
> but that doesn't mean I like it of course.
The difference being that the \ at the end of each line is an explicit
visual cue that things continue onto the next line -- (:markup ...:)
across several lines doesn't have such a cue.
> Hmm... if (:markup:) is parsed before [=...=], couldn't the above simply
> be written as:
> You can use [=...=] to escape things.
Sure, and that's what I was doing. The problem arose with
The argument to the markup text.
which is currently valid in beta26 but would cause problems in
the new scheme if a (:markup:)...(:markupend:) arises later in the same
page. That's why we need the restriction that a [=...=] argument to
(:markup:) must start on the same line, to be able to differentiate
> > Then we can also allow (:markup:) with a single escaped string on the
> > same line.
> Eh... with "the same line", do you mean:
> (:markup:) [=Bla bla [[link]] bla=]
> (:markup:) [=
> Bla bla ...
Well, as far as PmWiki is concerned they're effectively the same. :-)
> For instance, I've sometimes written "Wiki[==]Word" to prevent a word
> from being treated as a wiki word (this was with pmwiki v1). What happens
> on a line like this:
> The Pm[==]Wiki [[engine]] is useful and allows Wiki[==]Words.
> Would [[engine]] become a link or not?
Oops, you're right, this breaks. Back to my drawing board.
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