And using semantic markup in a wrong way is even
worse. There is no way
to distinguish semantic and visual markup use of ''...''
When I started here, they were distinguished by putting semantic
emphasis in ''double quotes'' and visual italics in <i>italic
Someone would probably change them to '''
or '' respectively, assuming
ignorance on the part of the original editor. Hell, I would :)
Sure, but lots of people misuse other markup, too. We fix their
markup instead of changing the functionality of the software to cater
I'm glad you did, otherwise you and I could have
been caught in an
infinite loop :)
:-) Well, before the change in rendering, your changes would have
been bad and mine good. Now they're the other way around.
I don't know about "misuse". We have a
strong need for italics, and ''
is a very convenient way of getting them.
:Indentation like this? Sure, that's what the
colon in Wiki markup is
designed for, as far as I know. I don't think there's even a better
way of doing that?
Nope. That's the markup for a dictionary definition:
; Word : definition
; Word 2 : definition 2
; Word 3 : long definition 3
: more of the long definition
: even more
; Word 4
: definition 4
It is commonly used for indentation, and has a similar visual effect,
but indentation would actually be something like this:
<p style="margin-left:2em;">Indented paragraph</p>