[whatwg] Graceful Degradation and Mime Types [was: trailing slash]

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Sun Dec 3 22:07:01 PST 2006

Le 4 déc. 2006 à 14:48, Mike Schinkel a écrit :
>>> Consequently these systems implement some sort of
>>> markdown format that's simpler and allows users to
>>> enter data in plain text or increasingly with a WYSIWYG
>>> editor. All that's needed is for these systems to generate
>>> valid markup, and we're done. Mot users don;t need to
>>> know any details of this.
> Not all use markdown, many allow HTML, especially blogs.  And the  
> more I've
> thought about it, the more I think markdown might be a bad idea  
> (future blog
> post planned on that topic, once I've crystalized my full thoughts  
> on the
> matter.)

Give the possibility that the "textarea" of a form to trigger an  
editor, (A kind of setenv $EDITOR "editorname")(potentially wysiwyg).
and/or implement a real wysiwyg editor for forms in browsers (which  
sounds a bit silly when you really think about it)
There will be less nightmare of hand code editing.

> P.S. If markdown IS the answer, I think the W3C needs to define a  
> standard
> for such markdown.  There are too many competiting implementations for
> userrs to learn today.

hundreds, each developers implementing a Wiki is starting with the  
WikiWikiWeb syntax and then add stuff. If there is an abstract model  
of "Web Documents", then the rest is just a question of  
serialization. What Sam Ruby is doing in fact in the discussion.
	- textish format

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
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