[Pmwiki-users] Re: the descriptions of emphasis

chr@home.se chr
Thu Dec 2 09:50:52 CST 2004

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Neil Herber wrote:

> Point taken. But if PmWiki is to favor writers over readers should the 
> objective not be to have simple markup that is familiar to writers?
> Saying "doubled single-quotes is used for for emphasis (usually italics)" 
> seems a lot less writer-friendly to me than saying "doubled single-quotes 
> produce italics". I don;t think it really matters what HTML code is finally 
> emitted as long as the rendering is predictable. Telling a writer that they 
> will "usually " get italics seems wrong.

I think the main point here is that this is not WYSIWYGI editing...
there's no guarantee that even '<I>italics?</I>' will be rendered in
italics. That's up to the browser (and user) AFAIK.

Personally I very much favour using the concepts of 'emphasis' and 
'strong' over more "cosmetic" stuff.  


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

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