[pmwiki-users] leading spaces switch for 2.2.0 (somewhat important)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Mar 27 13:56:56 CDT 2007

On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 09:05:46AM -0400, Ben Wilson wrote:
> On 3/27/07, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 08:55:27PM -0400, Ben Wilson wrote:
> > [...]
> > > However, using <code> allows web designers to style that block
> > > differently than <pre> blocks.
> >
> > Somehow I think I'd prefer to see this done using classes -- i.e., something
> > like <pre class='code'>...</pre> instead of <pre><code>...</code></pre>.
> >
> I'm looking at this being a feature of standardization. Remember, I'm
> rather authoritarian with a web site; unified style for multiple
> authors. 
> [...]
> However, in the end, the greatest strength for PmWiki is its
> adaptability. ... I can customize <pre> and <pre><code> to my heart's
> content regardless of the standard implementation. But, there's no
> harm in advocating one's view during transition. :-)

Absolutely correct, on all counts.  For my part, I'm just looking at
it from PmWikiPhilosophy #3, which says to avoid adding a feature
until there's a substantial need for it.  So, I'd aim for "cookbook
recipe" for now, or add it as a PITS proposal and we'll see who votes.  :-)


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