On Tuesday 31 July 2007 16:58:10 Rob Church wrote:
On 31/07/07, Daniel Arnold <arnomane(a)gmx.de>
\= means: make a full break considering all
How do we know this isn't going to conflict with existing usage in an
incompatible manner? Introducing special meanings for characters which
don't have them once the markup is well established *might* be
problematic in some cases.
Well you can easily estimate the possible trouble with a SQL query against our
wiki databases for these strings ( \\ \+ \- \= ). I am pretty sure
that if you really encounter this syntax, that is is very likely inside
<pre>, <nowiki> or <code>.
But anyways. Quite some parts of MediaWiki syntax have changed in the past a
lot. Template syntax for example has changed dramatically without any real
warning with quite some implications on used templates, partly resulting in
totally different output (of course I strongly welcomed these bold changes at
templates, cause they where necessary).
So any of the template changes (templates also raise any template syntax
change to the power cause of embedding) had a larger side effect on existing
wiki layout than my proposed br syntax could have.