On Sun, 4 Feb 2007, Stuart Rackham wrote:

> Dag Wieers wrote:
> > I always liked the way asciidoc did titles by putting a line under them.
> > Nevertheless the '= title' way of doing it is incompatible with most 
> > wiki's syntax. A title in wiki's is usually '= title ='.
> > 
> > Would it be possible to allow both, so that asciidoc is compatible with 
> > both ways of doing it ?
> I'm not familiar with the trailing ='s syntax, is it a common Wiki 
> convention? It would be easy to make trailing ='s optional i.e. the 
> following would be equivalent:
> == My Title
> == My Title ==
> Is this what you're suggesting?

Yes. MoinMoin apparently uses it and looking at the wikimatrix.org 
website, you see others use that as well. (DokuWiki, Giki, IkeWiki, 
JAMWiki, miniWiki, MoniWiki, OpenWikiNG, etc, etc...). There are more who 
do the trailing = than not.

And since it's so easy to allow it...

> > Frankly, I don't know what the rationale is for doing it like this.
> I had a couple of requests for this (you either like it or hate it), the 
>   actual syntax follows the Ruby RDoc documentation format.

That's fine. If you look at wikimatrix.org, it's scary how much different 
syntaxes people invented for essentially the same thing :)

If the syntax would be replacable in wiki's and one could hook up asciidoc 
in place of the internal parser. Now that would be useful.

Kind regards,
--   dag wieers,  [EMAIL PROTECTED],  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]

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