ahh... formatting made simple
Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at 10:53PM
I'm putting this post in place of the test post I had because I'm not testing any more... The new code's now in place.
Yesterday Brian Tol was showing me the new version of http://wiremine.org, running on his new bliki system. I still don't think I quite understand exactly what he's getting at, but he's a smart guy so I'm just goign to wait and see what happens. What I did think was cool, though, was the wikiformatting stuff he's using.
That got me thinking, and today I was talking about formatting stuffs with Shmuel. He mentioned Markdown, which struck me as cooler and more natural than the other things I was looking at. Tonight I took the markdown code, made it into a module, and added support for it into eThreads. Now I can get all the formatting I want through a nice simple syntax. Very cool.
I need to think harder about how to integrate format hooks into the code better, but it's up and running after I only heard about the thing this afternoon, so I really can't complain that much.