[pmwiki-users] New Skin - YAML

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed May 20 13:41:19 CDT 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 06:26:00PM +0100, Ed W wrote:
> It's a very flexible approach - if only we could persuade PM that CSS is 
> hard enough without crippling it by preventing pmwiki from generating 
> the full range of html tags and we would be set...

Nothing prevents PmWiki from generating the full range of HTML tags,
it's simply that PmWiki doesn't generate them all by default.

> (hint, hint, tables should have TH rows, 

TH *rows*?!?  I thought that <th> represented individual cells...?

> also >>div<< syntax should just 
> nest because there surely can't be any real needs for divs with 
> automatic closing tags?? 

False -- I use >>div<< with automatic closers a lot.  For many of
the things I write, it's much more natural to simply go from
one div to the next without having to worry about nesting/closing.

> Also %apply=a% should be in the default syntax 
> and link syntax should automatically acquire an inner span by default - 
> this is all mostly fixable with some addons though)

It's very difficult to get %apply=a% to work properly in the
general case, because HTML link syntax is a bit weird.  I also
disagree that link syntax should automatically acquire an inner span--
a link _already_ represents a span, so I don't quite see why it needs
an additional set of tags to style it.


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