Collaboration made simple with bracket notation

chombee chombee at
Mon Feb 4 18:24:18 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 23:41 -0800, david parsons wrote:

> I'm fairly late to the game (and I wrote a C markdown before I

> started reading this list, so I'm not exactly in the mainstream) but

> the syntax described on humanized seems incredibly noisy. Wouldn't

> the editorial corrections markup fit better as a footnote?


> I'd think that something like [text](ed: change -- why), like so:


> They called to say that [they're](ed: was `their` -- be

> careful with "their" and "they're") coming over in

> [a](ed: was `an` -- `an` is only before a vowel) quarter-hour.


> might be a little more readable than the thicket of []'s that

> Mr. Raskin proposed.

I like this variation:

They called to say that the{-ir}{+y're}{be careful with "their" and
"they're"} coming over in a{-n}{`an` is only before a vowel}

Also for author names and dates: {@Ed 2008-02-04}

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