A Modest Definition List Proposal
David E. Wheeler
david at kineticode.com
Thu Feb 19 12:53:51 EST 2009
On Feb 19, 2009, at 9:42 AM, John Gruber wrote:
>> What I came up with is a single character change to the PHP
>> Markdown Extra syntax. I just published a detailed explanation of
>> my thoughts and reasoning for this on [my blog](http://justatheory.com/computers/markup/modest-markdown-proposal.html
> Unlike most syntax suggestions, your suggestion to use tilde as the
> marker for definitions strikes me as genuinely Markdown-ish. I'm not
> sure it's any better than colon, though.
Thanks John. Like I said, I prefer it to a colon because, in my mind
at least, a colon goes at the end of things, not the beginning of
things. The colon just looks weird to me, while the tilde does not.
I'm speaking purely from a visual communication point of view about
the plain-text representation here, of course.
But, like I said, it's dead easy to support both in the existing
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