[pmwiki-users] Re-thinking Intro to markup pages

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Fri Feb 20 07:38:30 CST 2009

john.rankin at affinity.co.nz wrote:
> If, for example, we were to add a link to say "View the wiki source for
> this page" (as I think we should), the newcomer would get no surprises.
Good idea.

> Continuing the "no surprises" theme, if EditingForNewcomers uses
> markup that  is not defined on the page, the page text needs to
> acknowledge the fact and link to a page (DirectivesForNewcomers)
> that explains the undefined markup. This is why the current
> EditingForNewcomers page explicitly states that it is built using
> only the markup described on the page.
Personally, I think the visual clarity or the markup format to the 
newcomer reader out-weighs the possibility that the same newcomer reader 
looks at the source and gets confused by the (:markup:).

  ~ ~ Dave

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