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Re: HTML in markup.

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:53:42 +0000
Cc: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>, public-webplatform@w3.org
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To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Agree with Doug.

I think this is a bit of a red herring, and learning wiki markup is pretty trivial really. I on;y use HTML markup in situations where the wiki markup results in really crappy results. Like when dealing with nested list items.

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On 16 Nov 2012, at 19:40, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> 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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