[wikka-community] line breaks mid 'markup'

Brian Koontz brian
Thu Sep 10 11:15:27 GMT 2009

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:56:15AM +0100, Dave Pawson wrote:
> Not disappointing, no. Just something that could be addressed,
> I guess in this case through documentation.

I look at this from the standpoint of development:  Libraries often 
have private methods or undocumented features available to those who
dig into the source code.  But it's also commonly understood that one
uses these undocumented features at one's own risk.  A developer can
use these features if they choose to do so, but the downside is that
these features can be modified or even deprecated at any time.

So it is with Wikka markup.  There are many tricks that can be played
with Wikka markup, if one chooses to delve into the source code.   I
use some routinely...but I also understand that if I choose to use an
undocumented feature, and we (the devs) decide to do something that
breaks this functionality, I will have to either (1) abandon the
trick, or (2) make my own personal modifications to my own Wikka

If it's not in the documentation, then it's not officially supported,
and you choose to use that undocumented feature at your own risk.

I think one would be hard-pressed to find any open source application
that does not follow this guideline.


Brian Koontz
Wikka Development Team
Systems Support and Random Tasking Dept.

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