On Wednesday 01 August 2007 21:56:32 Simetrical wrote:
But line breaks, cleared or not, are not semantic,
and you have provided no use case where they're particularly more
useful than a more semantic (and therefore more useful) wikitext
Yes but people still use it for a _very_ good reason sometimes.
Have you ever looked into LaTex?
* At first you just write your document with semantic elements only.
* Then you tweak the individual elements a bit with global style variables.
* At the end you need to add non-semantic tags at some places in order to get
the desired result.
The same work flow applies for wikis especially for Wikipedia. You simply
CANNOT stop people adding non-semantic tags into articles you cannot entirely
stop people tweaking articles. Currently they are doing this with crappy
As br in every variant is the most used HTML element not covered by Wiki
syntax I expanded the Wikicreole idea a bit for a _less_ explicit more
semantic line break sign. Semantics aren't binary.
<br> may be the most used HTML tag in wikitext
-- actually I'd be
extraordinarily surprised if it beat out <div>, at least if you count
template usage; where are your figures from?
Plain articles and talk pages. Templates anyways very often have wired syntax.