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==The meaning of underline==
Having said Creole provides a meaning rather than a format, I wondered what that meant.
# __Underline__ is a form of highlighting that leaves the characters displayed as is. It shows the text is important without making the text stand out. Indeed, in some sense it reduces the prominence of the actual letters ... a bit like making a flower more prominent by putting it in a bigger flower pot. The emphasis is the meaning not what is said.
# **Bold** unlike underline makes the characters more prominent. It The equivalent of having the same size flower pot but with a bigger flower. Bold is like shouting without saying anything more important.
#//Italic// does not affect the prominence of the text, it differentiates the text without applying emphasis.
#Strike shows the negation of the text - the sense that the text should not be there
#Superscript is a meaning applied to the text like a sum squared.
#Subscript is a meaning subsidual to the full sized text.
What would creole sound like if it were spoken and not displayed?
# __Underline__ .... deepen the voice, slow down, so as to speak with more authority.
# **Bold** make louder, speed up
#//Italic// ... adopt a new character e.g. an accent
#Strike ?????
#Superscript raise tone of voice
#Subscript lower tone of voice
Citing Insomania
//...which implicitly suggests Creole is not so much a specification of a form of wiki markup but is a compromise like the Israel-Palestinian"peace" which is doomed to failure.//
//If Creole is to become a markup specification, then it will invariably collide with some other forms of markup, and it is about time it made those aims clear, otherwise I'm wasting my timehere!! - indeed //
Well, Chuck and Me started with the goal of creating a markup standard, but it is an unrealistic goal either: We don't have a "standardisation body" that everyone trusts, like the W3C, thats what we had to learn from the [[Meatball:HeilbronnWMSDiscussion]]. We don't have the resources to do the traditional standardization process. This discussion and a long talk I had with Ward Cunningham and Eugene Kim at the Wikimania 2006 lead us to the current design of Creole.
We can't simply proclaim a "Peace". Engines have to grow together, an that will take time. Creole might be an intermediate solution, or a permanent, who knows. But if we don't start NOW we'll never know. It's a compromise, but who are you, who are we to say that all others are wrong? The only thing we can do is to convince all engine developers that it is reasonable and useful to have "Peace" even if that means that they have to invest time and give away land (People can more easily switch engines for example).
The only thing we, the users, can do here is to convince the governments (The engine developers) to tear down the borders by using the same markup, that is not dictated by a single other engine. Thats why the [[Wikisym 2007 Workshop]] proposed to convince the most powerful users, the big companies, to support Creole and make it a requirement if they introduce a wiki.
Please read through the [[Meatball:HeilbronnWMSDiscussion]] before you are wasting your time here.
-- [[ChristophSauer]], 2008-Mai-24 12:26 (CEST)
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13 24-May-2008 12:26 6.408 kB ChristophSauer to previous respond to insomania
12 16-May-2008 16:37 4.423 kB Isonomia to previous | to last
11 16-May-2008 16:37 4.422 kB Isonomia to previous | to last Raising the tone
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5 16-May-2008 15:56 2.777 kB Isonomia to previous | to last doomed to failure
4 16-May-2008 15:54 2.749 kB Isonomia to previous | to last
3 16-May-2008 15:51 2.492 kB Isonomia to previous | to last Moved to discussion my disdain for lack of ambition
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1 16-May-2008 15:18 1.672 kB Isonomia to last Relativity
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