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It's unwise in the extreme to overload a character that is already widely used for a wholly different reason at an entirely different semantic level. At least overloading stars to mean "bold" and "list item" was arguably both syntatic. A bad convention like use of slash for italics would prevent its use in extensions of Creole that wanted to add say semantic links or embedded content or whatever. Such usage would extend the user's existing understanding of a slash, which is, to refer to a more specialized version or included item. ''See also [[colon]].''
It's unwise in the extreme to overload a character that is already widely used for a wholly different reason at an entirely different semantic level. At least overloading stars to mean "bold" and "list item" was arguably both syntatic. A bad convention like use of slash for italics would prevent its use in extensions of Creole that wanted to add say semantic links or embedded content or whatever. Such usage would extend the user's existing understanding of a slash, which is, to refer to a more specialized version or included item in a hierarchy. They would realize that they shouldn't try to use slashes unless they knew that hierarchy, exactly as they know for URLs. Above all, they wouldn't get confused about the "//" that ALREADY EXISTS AT THE FRONT OF ALL URLS where it separates the [[protocol]] from the [[domain]]. ''See also [[colon]].''
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7 15-Jul-2007 01:30 4.682 kB 24.84.42.88 to previous | to last graphic example
6 15-Jul-2007 01:18 4.561 kB 24.84.42.88 to previous | to last Two bits.
5 05-Feb-2007 19:57 4.301 kB 142.177.76.130 to previous | to last noting possibility of making the machine work harder
4 05-Feb-2007 17:39 3.499 kB 142.177.76.130 to previous | to last slashes denote hierarchy and specialization in URLs, thus everywhere
3 05-Feb-2007 17:35 3.205 kB 142.177.76.130 to previous | to last deal with underline and alternate titles before setting this in stone
2 05-Feb-2007 17:32 2.811 kB 142.177.76.130 to previous | to last slash is like colon... not like quotes...
1 05-Feb-2007 17:20 2.648 kB 142.177.76.130 to last utter nonsense; __title__ '''bold''' ''italic'' work perfectly and combine well
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