----- Original Message -----
From: "Mathias Schindler"
On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Jay Ashworth
Some people -- you can include me in this --
*actively* hate WYSIWYG
my comment was in no way about the pros and cons of WYSIWYG editing
and the decision at Wikimedia to have its own turing complete language
for content. My comment was about this demonstrator which should have
a huge selection bias of non-haters :)
I reject the WYSIWYG concept itself much less then I dislike the
effects it has on humans who start to "make things look nice".
Oh: you were suggesting that *his demonstrator* not show the plaintext
Well, remember that those looking at it to evaluate it will *also* note
that they're missing; this will have an effect on people's perceptions
one way or the other, even though it's not a production implementation.
My apologies for misunderstanding you, and for sounding like Get Offa My
Lawn Guy, something I have to guard against increasingly as I dive into
my forties. :-)