[pmwiki-users] Re: White space indent for pmwiki.org/wiki/TestWS
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Nov 14 10:00:31 CST 2005
On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 04:25:37PM +0100, chr at home.se wrote:
> > > Hi Patrick
> > >
> > > I'd just like to check that indentation based on whitespace is activated
> > > for this group:
> You didn't really answer this, but from the answer below I assume WS
> indent indeed is active at pmwiki.org.
It's active, but I wouldn't rely on any particular functionality
of the WS markup until after a release is made.
> > > * This
> > > should become a single line
> > It's a bit complicated, but the answer is that PmWiki currently treats
> > the ws indent as being a separate (nested but not indented) block from
> > the list item itself.
> I thought some more about this, and this type of indentation becomes
> rather pointless for me if it doesn't act as a line continuation for the
> first line...
> > I agree it's a little confusing. I'm not sure it's easily fixable yet,
> > but I'll keep thinking on it.
> Ok, let me know if you'd like some help here, perhaps discussing what the
> problem is?
It's just an issue of getting all of the <p>'s and blocks
into the correct places. The problem is that given a line
beginning with spaces, PmWiki has to figure out if it should
be part of the previous line or if it introduces a new paragraph.
And we also have to worry about (:linebreaks:) mode so that
<br> tags are properly inserted if someone really does
want the text to be on a separate line (and this might not
be immediately solvable either).
> Btw, I can see how it'd definitely be useful to easily be able to start a
> new paragraph by simply writing something like this:
> * This is a line,
> where this text goes in the first entry.
> This line on the other hand is a new paragraph.
> However, this line also belongs to the new paragraph.
> which (I think) ought to render something as follows:
> * This is a line, where this text goes in the first entry
> This line on the other hand is a new paragraph. However,
> this line also belongs to the new paragraph.
> Is this the *intended* behaviour of the white-space indented markup?
I'm not committing to any specific behavior yet, but yes,
it would be nice if we could do this.
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