#1178 simple markdown syntax for notes fields

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2010-01-03
2010-01-03
Tim Hockin
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Large text fields like notes would really benefit from something like Markdown syntax. Being able to bold, italicize, and pre-format text would be really nice for preserving annotations.

Discussion

  • Veit

    Veit - 2010-01-03

    Interesting idea. But this information couldn't be transfered via GEDCOM to other systems, because it isn't specified in the GEDCOM standard. So probably other programs would't understand it.

     
  • Tim Hockin

    Tim Hockin - 2010-01-03

    The nice thing about Markdown is that it is human readable, but yeah, I guess PGV would mis-serve other data that happens to look like markdown.

    Perhaps just preserving whitespace would be enough.

     
  • Tim Hockin

    Tim Hockin - 2010-01-03

    Sorry, to be clearer: If you find a space character in a note, serve it as an HTML quot escape, and maybe serve tab characters as 4 or 8 quots

     
  • Tim Hockin

    Tim Hockin - 2010-01-03

    gosh, I am brain damaged today. s/quot/nbsp/g

     

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