Ender's world

(Name from Minecraft. Been playing it endlessly with Skylar. Pretty cool system!)

I have been of the mind that ender tags can maybe go away. Most tags (aka references, will just call them tags in this document because in this context they are exactly like html tags) so most tags don’t need enders. I thought they would be used in the script and plugin system, but so far not at all and weve’s made some pretty complex plugins.

The thing is, for what was being done in the publisher they actually are needed. Something that can wrap and capture an html area is needed anyway … and that means knowing where the end of the area is.

If all tags don’t need them, then it could be just by tag name. But then who will remember which tags do? I don’t like things that have to be remembered.

It could be a tiny additional syntax, like [!!publish] which tells you that this tag requires an ender. I like that, but there are those out there who have syntax remorse about such things.

Maybe just a whole different system for such tags … using <hr>’s to denote the begining and end or something.

Still working it out … but if it works out, I would not mind that standard tags (live references) loose the ender tags. It is confusing to non-programmers when to use them.
 

--- Addenum


Here is a simple english-like thought. If you put three (or more) dashes on the end of any tag it tells the system to capture until it sees three or more dashes again.

Comments


Holmes says
The deed is done. After writing this article, and reading all the material out there on up and coming markdown, I am convinced. Markdown is the way to go for more complex structures like the publisher needs. It's the future.

So ender tags are cut. If one pops up visible now anywhere, just remove it. This simplifies YOUR CURRENT UNIVERSE, so don’t twist on this, no matter what you think about markdown, cutting ender tags is the way to go for our tags, references, and whatever else you want to call them outside the context of this thought, where you can freely call them what the wizard decrees you must.

Holmes says
“modicum of linguistic intelligence”

Apperently this is a small select group in your verse. In mine, they are many write in markdown too. We don’t judge or exclude people because they live in different times with different tools and ways of doing things. Change happens. All are welcome. It’s not the medium and tools you choose, it is what you express.

Holmes says
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 16:26:46 [item 20329#48285]
not quite sure what you are saying here.   but if we can still do references like syntax without worrying about ending them and if we can make areas like

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markup of some type allowed in this area that would not ordinarily be allowed
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then what is the big thingy that you are changing here anyway? 

Incidentally i have no problem with markdown as long as it flows and is not tedious to read and write for people who have a modicum of linguistic intelligence … and that peope who don’t won’t be too surprised and turned off when they also encounter it. 

btw, stop talking about my panties, and i will stop talking about your diapers.  laugh
Polyana of group da 2016-03-06 16:33:27 [item 20329#48286]
Rainbow panties in a twist is an expression. There are many expressions that mean the same thing. I happen to like this one and it’s a common one amoung my folk. I don’t tell you what expressions to use or not to use, that’s your own business and expression.
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 16:37:14 [item 20329#48289]
laugh ok baby … needed to explaint that, did you … feel better? …. need a burp?
Actually yes. I do need to burp.

Holmes says
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 16:26:46 [item 20329#48285]
not quite sure what you are saying here.   but if we can still do references like syntax without worrying about ending them and if we can make areas like

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markup of some type allowed in this area that would not ordinarily be allowed
---

then what is the big thingy that you are changing here anyway? 

Incidentally i have no problem with markdown as long as it flows and is not tedious to read and write for people who have a modicum of linguistic intelligence … and that peope who don’t won’t be too surprised and turned off when they also encounter it. 

btw, stop talking about my panties, and i will stop talking about your diapers.  laugh
Polyana of group da 2016-03-06 16:33:27 [item 20329#48286]
Rainbow panties in a twist is an expression. There are many expressions that mean the same thing. I happen to like this one and it’s a common one amoung my folk. I don’t tell you what expressions to use or not to use, that’s your own business and expression.
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 16:37:14 [item 20329#48289]
laugh ok baby … needed to explaint that, did you … feel better? …. need a burp?
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 16:40:02 [item 20329#48291]
by the way you didn’t answer my question … it was a real one … and i am still curious. 

What changed?  i didn’t know about these ending tags (except for publish) untill now … so what what the big announcement about … technically … what is different now than this morning?
Polyana of group da 2016-03-06 16:43:54 [item 20329#48292]
Ender tags are no longer parsed for in live references.
We will do things a different way for publishing, whatever that may be.
Markdown is a good choice … well see if you can handle it. If not, there are other options too and could use more than one in the end.
But ender tags on references were not needed enough to justify the extra parsing cost and the extra training of fingers.
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 17:28:31 [item 20329#48294]
i don’t understand … to my knowledge “ender tags” never were required in live references … until possibly this morning.   

You see here I assume what you are talking about is  [!profile] … [! end  profile] ← or whatever that actual syntax  was.   So my experience is this … this morning your surprised me by saying some ending tags should be there … and now this evening you say they shoud not.  Is that not what just happened?
seth of group seth 2016-03-06 17:31:41 [item 20329#48295]
but anyway okay … no problem … glad not to have to type those stupid thingies. … kudos yes
Basically. Good enough for an Obama government anyway.

p.s. Personally I have no problem or love of Obama. He was basically useless … which IMHO is what any good president in these times should be … so the rest of us can do as we wilt.
 
But the next president is going to be more interesting. It is time for the system to start collapsing … Trump may be just the thing to insite that.