let us not discuss that here
bowerbird at aol.com
Mon Sep 29 16:15:51 EDT 2014
> shouldn't this be moved to some other mailing list?
i sent only one notification, of the series, and
that was because i did not want to be seen as
"dissing markdown" without giving a fair notice.
and, for the record, i'm _not_ "dissing markdown".
i'm doing what john gruber has always suggested,
which is to make my own thing, with its own name.
and, just for the record once again, i didn't need his
instruction or permission to do that, because i was
working on z.m.l. for many years before markdown.
and i've continued to work on my system long after
he pushed markdown out of his nest to make it fly.
> I guess Markdown purists (is there such a thing?)
> may be annoyed.
if markdown purists want to be annoyed at something,
i'd suggest they read my medium article from last year:
> markdown considered harmful
that article is eminently fair, but the internet knows that
has never stopped some people from being "annoyed".
i don't want to discuss any of the specifics of my system
on this listserve, for various reasons, but i think i must
correct a few misimpressions from the feedback here.
> I don't know how I feel
> about having to add a ">"
> (which by your convention is
> a placeholder for [space]>[space])
> for every line.
you don't have to put a " > " on every line;
putting it on the first line will be sufficient...
thanks for showing me i should've said that.
> what if the block-quote text is not poetry?
z.m.l. offers two different block-quote tags:
one retains the linebreaks, the other doesn't.
even in the form where lines are rewrapped,
there is a way to specify a specific linebreak
should be retained. (it is the method that is
used across the whole of z.m.l., so i didn't
want to discuss it there in that one context;
i will discuss it as a general rule, later on.
but thanks for showing me it is confusing.)
> I do wonder if people would be willing to
> use the [space][tag][space] system though.
> E.g. when typing '>', will I be willing to
> tolerate having to add an extra space?
> Will be interesting to see how tolerable it is.
um, ok. if that is my biggest problem, i'll have
huge problems and no problems, simultaneously.
> Also what is a chunk anyway?
> beyond markdown -- part 2 -- z.m.l. is built to be easy to
any set of non-blank lines bordered by blank lines
is a chunk. (though there will be a future wrinkle,
in that there'll be occurrence of "empty" chunks,
a result of splitting the file on double-linebreaks.)
> Does that include header?
headers will be fully discussed in part 4 or part 5.
> I might find having to do that space thing
> to be annoying for headers
you always have the comfort of markdown as a fallback.
ok, now let us not discuss this any more here...
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