General wiki rules

Alexander Clouter alex at
Fri Jul 15 10:30:09 CEST 2011

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at> wrote:
> There is no better alternative. You need to indent code blocks for 
> them to be easily legible, as it breaks them out of the normal flow of 
> the document.
I think that's Phil's point.  The code he is cutting and pasting in is 
no doubt already indented.  However, what it probably has is either:
 * no initial indentation (start <tab> or <space>)
 * that indential probably is a <tab> rather than <space><space>

I love dokuwiki for documentation, but it is a right ballache to find 
that when you cut and paste in your configuration snippet I *then* have 
to go through <space><space><home><down-cursor><goto 10> before it is 

Sure it seems not a biggy, but it is a right turnoff and makes us all 
less inclinded to put in the effort.

> If it's going to be a huge issue I could probably add something to 
> gollum which converts <pre> tags into the appropriate white space 
> scheme before committing the text to the repository. Would you still 
> have an issue with this?
That would be pretty schweet.  I would not 'pre-process' the text, I 
would make sure those <pre>/{{{/whatever remains intact so you do not 
suffer indentation pain when editing existing content.


Alexander Clouter
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