[pmwiki-users] leading space rule? what rule?

christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Thu May 25 16:33:54 CDT 2006

On Thu, 25 May 2006, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 11:40:44AM +0200, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com wrote:
>> FWIW, I also think it's a mixed blessing to let lines starting with space
>> result in preformatted text. I think the reason for this choice is mostly
>> historic and then it's just stuck around...
> Historic tradition does play a part here, but also using leading 
> whitespace for preformatted text does tend to do the right thing for 
> many applications.  If nothing else, a number of other wikis (including 
> MediaWiki) use this particular convention, so it's worth keeping it.

I just wonder if the other wikis have it for historic tradition ;-)

>> On Wed, 24 May 2006, Scott Connard wrote:
>>> Just to throw my 2 cents in...I agree (more or less) with Jo.  The
>>> leading space markup is ugly and not only that but it actually leaves
>>> the space in the output so the line is indented one space.  Yuck and
>>> a half.
> For those who want to eliminate the "one space indentation"
> that results from placing a space at the beginning of preformatted
> text markup, one can do the following to eliminate the one space
> of indentation:
>    Markup('^ ', 'block', '/^\\s/', '<:pre,1>');

How can I disable the space=>preformatted markup? I think I'd like to try 
this on the wikis I run. If you tell me how, I'll add it as a cookbook 
recipe. And also what you just wrote for getting rid of "one space 


Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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