[wikka-community] line breaks mid 'markup'
Thu Sep 10 08:26:04 GMT 2009
Timothy is right - support for different kinds of whitespace as a
separator in forced links was tacitly introduced in the formatter to
capture potential exceptions.
However, our official documentation (FormattingRules) is that users
should only use the space character. I might be wrong, but I am not
aware of any user systematically using these loose constraints on
separators in forced links as a rule and we would definitely
discourage their use. In the case of tables: line breaks within cells
are not supported as new lines are used as row separators. This
doesn't prevent users from using the --- markup to generate new lines
In the next release (using trunk as a codebase, after merging back 1.2-
specific changes), the regular expressions used by the formatter will
be stored in a library to simplify their maintenance and
documentation. This should facilitate expressing formatting rules in
other ways (hopefully including BNF).
On 10 Sep 2009, at 06:12, Dave Pawson wrote:
> 2009/9/10 Timothy Liu <timothy.liu at optusnet.com.au>:
>> from the formatter regular expression it checks for any white space
>> character (\t\r\n\v\f) between the page and the text, so yes it
>> seems valid
> But it isn't documented?
> If it's the same for tables, (not stated in the documentation), then
> wikka needs a row separator?
> I'm concerned that people find out about such things through use,
> to rely on them and when this group takes them away cries foul,
> as happened with browser quirks.
> Which is definitive? the formatter RE's or the system documentation?
> A BNF would resolve this with definitive clarity.
>>> Dave Pawson <dave.pawson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Has no mention of line breaks mid markup,
>>> Hot text
>>> this seems to parse OK, yet is not documented.
>>> Is it valid please?
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