On Wednesday 26 April 2006 01:27, William Allen Simpson wrote:
Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 07:21:37PM +0200, Tels
Wouldn't that be *bold*, _underlined_ and
In general, no. Handwritten underlines are customarily rendered in
print as italics, hence that mapping. You're right; the extra
flexibility would be nice, but it doesn't match what I most commonly
see people do, and that was my goal. It makes no sense changing
markup just for fun; mine was an Installed Base attempt to conform
with the Principle of Least Astonishment.
Actually, Jay, you must not go back in usenet far enough, because those
actually *WERE* the old markup. Underscores are _underlines_ and
slashes are /italics/ (probably because of the association with slant).
Thats what I remember, too, but with so many new people rushing on the net
and everybody trying to do something clever, the original markups go
Much to my surprise, I see that Thunderbird displays
them! So, we have
both Installed Base and Least Astonishment.
Wow, didn't know that :)
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