[pmwiki-users] Some experiments with whitespace indentation
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Sun Oct 16 22:58:17 CDT 2005
On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 03:58:29PM +1300, John Rankin wrote:
> On Monday, 17 October 2005 3:29 PM, Neil Herber <nospam at eton.ca> wrote:
> >At 2005-10-17 01:58 PM +1300, John Rankin is rumored to have said:
> >>5. Just an observation -- matching the exact number of spaces
> >> seems a bit fragile; for example this is incorrect:
> >Relying on white space for any kind of markup (indents, list
> >components, or preformatted text) strikes me as one of the weakest
> >parts of PmWiki.
> >If PmWiki is truly to be author friendly, then it needs to have
> >markup that is clear and unambiguous. Aligning spaces is too
> I think what you are getting at is that wiki markup is
> an explicit instruction to do something, whereas using
> the space bar to align text is just a typewriter habit
> that only works for non-proportional fonts.
I'm not sure that I'd say it's "just a typewriter habit",
it's also a very common electronic mail habit.
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