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Re: HTML in markup.

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:40:33 -0500
Message-ID: <50A696B1.4090608@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
CC: public-webplatform@w3.org
Hi, Garbee-

Actually, I have reservations about suggesting we use HTML markup.

We've talked about going from wikitext to markdown, or even to an 
HTML-based system.  Mixing HTML markup in there make automatic 
conversion much, much harder.

Regards-
-Doug

On 11/16/12 12:29 PM, Jonathan Garbee wrote:
> Since launch there has been some frustration about the markup being
> used.  I suggest we actually allow as much plain HTML markup as
> possible.  A list of permitted markup can be found on the MediaWiki site
> [1].  This would help clear up some confusion and help stop overloading
> the templates like what was brought up in another thread [2]. Also since
> most people editing will know HTML markup, they won't need to learn
> mediawiki markup to make basic edits (unless they want to deal with
> links, then we have an issue.)
>
> Thoughts?
>
> -Garbee
>
> [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:HTML_in_wikitext#Permitted_HTML
> [2]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2012Oct/0216.html
>
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