[standards-jig] message formatting (XHTML IM)

Peter Millard me at pgmillard.com
Wed Jun 18 21:52:50 UTC 2003

Dave Smith wrote:
> On this thread of standardizing on XHTML...
> If we're only interested in the most basic of markup (bold, italics, etc.)
> perhaps we should simply consider standardizing on a convention such as
> Textile (http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/index.html). Similar in
> scope to the widely used "/me" convention, we could just embed the markup
> directly in the message body, since it's still "human-friendly".
> It's a low barrier to entry for client writers (if you support emoticons,
> you've already got the infrastructure to support this) and adds a lot of
> value, imho.
> D.

Part of me really likes this idea, and part of me doesn't :)
I like that it's soo much simpler than XHTML, but XHTML is more "XML'ish".

I'd be interested in hearing from others about this.


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