[Pmwiki-users] the descriptions of emphasis

Ciaran ciaranj
Fri Dec 3 11:59:35 CST 2004

The beauty if PmWiki is that  if thats what you want to do you can. 
You can quite easily enable html or create markup to do the job :)
- Ciaran

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 13:37:15 -0500 (EST), Tom Holroyd
<tomh at kurage.nimh.nih.gov> wrote:
> I certainly agree, 1) html is not enough, and 2) it has its
> problems.
> Special features, like (:searchbox:), are quite reasonable.
> They aren't just shortcuts; they add functionality, since they
> can call arbitrary php code (or rather, that is possible).
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/PmWikiPhilosophy #2 is right
> on.  Yes.
> I'd add that if you want to make the editing environment simple,
> then what you can accomplish is going to be simple, so live with
> that and don't try to create an elaborate, new, ad-hoc syntax.
> One of the benefits of html/xml is that it is extensible.  In
> keeping with that philosophy, I think PmWiki already has enough
> mechanisms so that people can create custom markup, with things
> like (:css ...:), etc.
> I don't want to have to remember /*' weird markup rules `*\.
> One or two delimiters, like (: and %, plus extensibility, should
> be enough.
> And I don't see why <em>emphasis</em> should be disallowed.
> It's simple. (:em emphasis:)?  %em% emphasis %%?
> Dr. Tom Holroyd
> "A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and
> are the portals of discovery." -- James Joyce
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- Ciaran

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