I see. It makes lot of sense.

Marco Cevoli


On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Jaap Karssenberg
<jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Main logic is that "#" is also used for anchors in HTML links. So reserved
> "#" for links and decided on "@" since this is used for tags in applications
> predating twitter.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jaap
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Marco Cevoli <marco.cev...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> I know this has been discussed before, but why don't we follow
>> twitter's standard? All words with @ are for people/users and # for
>> actual tags. I don't know if this unnecessary complicates things, but
>> it might be useful to many users. The developer(s) can only change the
>> actual @ with # , and this "user/contact management" (using @) can be
>> created as an external plugin, ie, not forcing everyone to use it,
>> since Zim is designed as a personal organizer.
>>
>> Just brainstorming.
>>
>> Marco Cevoli
>> Technical translator. Graphic designer. Joiner-of-dots.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
>> <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Güven, Ugur Murat
>> > <murat.gue...@ts.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> >Colin:[… ]Ugur Murat wants it and has done coding in related areas so
>> >> > I've been hoping they might do it someday. […]
>> >>
>> >> I was thinking of having the @ sign for general tags, and the # sign
>> >> for
>> >> people tags, as I’m using tags heavily, also
>> >> for tasks to assign to people.
>> >>
>> >> What I could imagine is to have the tags symbol to be a setting in
>> >> preferences, but changing the tag symbol is not that
>> >> easy, as far as I can see.
>> >
>> >
>> > This is a bad idea design wise. The wiki syntax parsing should not
>> > depend on
>> > preferences. Data format should be stable.
>> >
>> >> >Paul:Each time I paste into Zim a string containing @, it handles that
>> >> > string as a tag.
>> >>
>> >> Currently I can see only a workaround, replacing the @ sign by anything
>> >> else, when you copy paste your text.
>> >
>> > Replacing is indeed a work around. Real solution would be to handle the
>> > copy-paste such that you get the wanted result. E.g. use the "@", but
>> > escape
>> > it such that it is not formatted as tag, or a "paste-as-verbatim"
>> > function.
>> >
>> > But first need to understand the way Paul is using these strings to
>> > judge
>> > best direction.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Jaap
>> >
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