[pmwiki-users] Great pagelist question...

Stirling Westrup sti at pooq.com
Wed Aug 30 17:47:47 CDT 2006

Neil Herber wrote:
> At 2006-08-30  12:11 PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud is rumored to have said:
>>  In particular, as things stand now
>> we can't set properties in a page Group.XYZ with things like
>>     Name: Patrick Michaud
>>     Title: Benevolent Dictator
>>     Group: PmWiki enthusiasts
>>     Version: 2.0

> All Hail the Benevolent Dictator!
> Please be so benevolent as to *NOT* use the colon as the 
> distinguishing mark in this case. It is almost as invisible as the 
> leading space used to denote preformatted text.
> I suspect many heads will be scratched due to a missing colon.  How 
> about something more visible such as:
> $$Title
> $_Title
> or anything else that has a bit of width.

Actually, I don't like the colon either, but its in running text that I
don't like it. As someone who tends to overuse colons in my writing, I'm
worried that I'll be defining these things without even realizing it. I
can't help but worry I might just trigger it by posting a single IRC

JoeBlow: whazzup?
Jimbo: Yaknow, stuff.
JoeBlow: good stuff?

And I'll have defined a whole bunch of these data fields. I'd like them
far more if they either a) used a different markup that would be
uncommon in English text (perhaps a double colon? It could still display
as a single colon.) or used some sort of start and end delimiters.
Either of these would be fine by me:

Name:: Patric Michaud
Title:: Benevolent Dictator
Group:: PmWiki enthusiasts
Version:: 2.0


Name: Patric Michaud
Title: Benevolent Dictator
Group: PmWiki enthusiasts
Version: 2.0

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