[pmwiki-users] TextFormattingRules and BasicEditing

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Thu Mar 2 16:24:30 CST 2006

On Friday, 3 March 2006 6:00 AM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
>On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 08:49:12AM -0800, Carlos AB wrote:
>> If I can make a vote, I agree with you. It also would be good to define 
>> a small group of pages to be translated for all languages, like:
>> BasicEditing
>> SimpleTables
>> AdvancedTables
>> EditQuickReference
>> UploadQuickReference
>Hmm, I think it makes sense to put that list into XLPageTemplate,
>so that someone building or updating the translation can also see
>the other key pages that ought to be part of a basic translation
>package.  I'll see about doing that later today (I have to go
>through and update most of the XLPage templates anyway to bring
>them in line with the latest 2.1 changes).
This is a "thinking aloud" list:

EditGettingStarted -- a *short* page for people new to wiki 
editing that shows how with a few simple markups you can do 
some pretty neat stuff; designed to recognise the "wysiwyg 
is easy and markup is too hard" perception

  This may be a hard page to write, as it's much easier to
  write a long page than a short one.

EditingWithMarkup -- a long page that lists all markups with 
examples for each, including a (:toc:), to act as a markup
rule reference

EditingWithStyle -- a long page that describes use of wiki
styles with examples for each, including a (:toc:), to act 
as a style reference

MarkupQuickReference -- show/hideable on the edit screen

StyleQuickReference -- show/hideable on the edit screen

TableQuickReference -- show/hideable on the edit screen

I think the name "Text Formatting Rules" is misleading,
but has the advantage of being is fairly common use in
other wikis. On balance, I would like to see that name
disappear. I think the wiki has too many features to put
them all onto a single page.

I don't particularly like the names SimpleTables and
AdvancedTables. I'd be inclined to change SimpleTables
to Tables.

Just my 5 cents.

John Rankin

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