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Using __render this bold italic__ isn't particularly intuitive (two consecutive underscores). How about *_render this bold italic_* and/or _*render this bold italic*_ ?

-- LynnAllan - 19 Dec 2003

Edited to make the syntax appear when viewing.

-- SamHasler - 19 Dec 2003

  • *_render this bold italic_* is the old notation from JosWiki, deprecated a few years for some reason and available in the default plugin.
  • _*render this bold italic*_ also used to work once upon a time, and most users I've found find that the most intuitive form based on *bold* and _italic_ (Or rather I thought at one point it did work. Trying it on an install of old code - TWiki1999 - though doesn't show that though, maybe I'm misremembering)

Implementation is trivial if your users want it:

--- DefaultPlugin.pm    5 Nov 2003 12:31:37 -0000       1.4
+++ DefaultPlugin.pm    19 Dec 2003 12:08:36 -0000
@@ -172,6 +172,7 @@
     # render deprecated *_text_* as "bold italic" text:
     $_[0] =~ s/(^|\s)\*_([^\s].*?[^\s])_\*(\s|$)/$1<strong><em>$2<\/em><\/strong>$3/go;
+    $_[0] =~ s/(^|\s)_\*([^\s].*?[^\s])\*_(\s|$)/$1<strong><em>$2<\/em><\/strong>$3/go;
     # Use alternate %Web:WikiName% syntax (versus the standard Web.WikiName).
     # This is an old JosWiki render option. (Uncomment for JosWiki compatibility)

-- MS - 19 Dec 2003

The both (old) forms *_render this bold italic_* and =_*render this bold italic*_ will only work if they both work, otherwise you or your users will always remember the wrong one. If only one form works it is not a bad decision to have a new syntax for bold italic - it is easier to remember.

-- ArthurClemens - 19 Dec 2003

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