[uf-discuss] code microformat

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Wed Jan 31 14:23:03 PST 2007

On Jan 31, 2007, at 6:59 AM, Scott Reynen wrote:

> On Jan 31, 2007, at 6:00 AM, Colin Barrett wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Ciaran McNulty wrote:
>>> On 1/30/07, anders conbere <aconbere at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I would consider the rss and atom tools be not in accordance with  
>>>> the
>>>> (x)html specs on this one.  And I believe that muddying the code  
>>>> with
>>>> non-semantic tags makes is much more difficult to digest.
>>> I'd argue that <br /> does have semantics for a number of  
>>> languages, actually!
>> I would speculate, however, that most existing examples of code  
>> snippets are using <pre>. Adding <br />s is a lot of work if you're  
>> editing by hand.
> For what it's worth, PHP's syntax highlighting (which I use to share  
> source code) automatically adds <br /> (or <br> in older versions)  
> for line breaks:

This, and other languages that have built-in (or very common) syntax  
hilighting, is a great corpus of data to look at.

I will add it to the wiki in the next day or two, but feel free to  
beat me to it.

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