[pmwiki-users] Preformatted Text and Paragraph Indent

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Tue Oct 31 19:57:09 CST 2006

I second the motion! we don't need this at all

If I'm going to paste a whole section of code that
should take the preformatted text style, then
just give us mark up specific to this need that
can apply from

# many many lines, some with spaces
# at the beginning we want to be preserved

Or something like that...

Why a single space would default to taking the place
of a specific mark up rule is beyond me. And a "pain"
for many newbie wiki users who are very commonly
pasting email text into pages and then the

"darn thing just has these long lines now... argh!
what did I do wrong?...and the characters of these
lines are taking a different font than others, how cum?
All I did was paste in some plain text...this wiki thing
is not for us... must be for nerds only... forget it..."

The level of patience with this kind of thing is really
low... a space is a space is a space...just horizontal white
space - zero visual content delimiter -
... it should only and always, do only that one thing.


Tegan Dowling wrote:
> On 10/18/06, The Editor <editor at fast.st> wrote:
>> On 10/18/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 05:45:23PM -0400, The Editor wrote:
>>>> One thing that has irked me for a while is users that accidently leave
>>>> a space at the beginning of a line and then write a long paragraph,
>>>> messing up my display.  Is there some way to disable it?
>>> At present, no, but I know it needs to be possible.
>>> But I also need to ask:  When you ask if there's some way to
>>> "disable it", are you asking to entirely disable the
>>> "leading spaces produce preformatted text" rule in PmWiki?
>>> Pm
>> Yes.  I don't use it for anything.  Don't need it.  Could get rid of
>> it completely.
> Ditto (just as a datum for you); this has never been anything but a
> problem to me or to anyone using any of our 40+ installed instances of
> the software.  I would disable it in a heartbeat and never look back
> -- being able to make this go away would get me one step closer to
> telling the truth about how user-friendly and undemanding the wiki is
> for a non-programming author.
> Jewelers, politicians, writers, community arts organizations and
> environmental awareness groups never, ever need the leading-space=pre
> feature.
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