More continuing text for tables
waysoftheearth at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jun 23 21:43:18 EDT 2009
My apologies, I didn't read David's post correctly. After looking at it
more closely, I agree with the previous posts; a leading pipe followed
vertically by trailing colons is much better than the other way around, so
it should have looked like this:
Col A | Col B | Col C
A1 | B1 | C1
a2 contains | b2 | c2
some long & : b2 : c2
interesting : b2 : c2
commentary : B2 : C2
A3 | B3 | C3
Explicit row markers do _work_, but they are too verbose for my liking.
They are more work to write, and don't read as cleanly. The colon syntax
_works_ too, and it is cleaner, and I think having a source document which
is natural to write, and easy to read is important.
All that aside, it is support for the continued text *feature* that I am
most interested in. If I have to live with explicit line breaks, I guess I
will. But it would seem a shame, given the alternative.
Regarding David's [related proposal] for the use of tildes '~' for
definition lists, I was also going to suggest adding tildes to support
definition lists within tables, but I backed off from that in my original
post so as not to cloud the central issue; continued text in tables.
However, I strongly agree that the tilde could be used in for definition
lists, thereby removing the ambiguity between colons used as cell delimiters
and those used in definition lists.
I will have to have a look at multimarkdown too :)
Thanks to all who replied,
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:04 AM, David E. Wheeler <david at kineticode.com>wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2009, at 11:38 AM, Michel Fortin wrote:
> And here's what I believe you meant:
>> | Col A | Col B | Col C
>> 1 | A1 | B1 | C1
>> | a2 contains | b2 | c2
>> | some long & | b2 | c2
>> | interesting | b2 | c2
>> 2 | commentary | B2 | C2
>> 3 | A3 | B3 | C3
>> Which makes me believe my syntax above using explicit line separators may
>> be better, even though it's much more verbose.
> Yes, Simon's was not quite right. It should be:
> | Col A | Col B | Col C
> | A1 | B1 | C1
> | a2 contains | b2 | c2
> : some long & : b2 : c2
> : interesting : b2 : c2
> : commentary : B2 : C2
> | A3 | B3 | C3
> See also pgsql.
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