New format for specifying list classes?


#1

Hi, RedCloth folks. The other day, I tried this:

*(class-one) one
*(class-two) two
*(class-three) three
thinking I’d get this:

  • one
  • two
  • three

But that’s not how it works. RedCloth 3 & 4 and Textile 2 both make
the class/id you put on the first item in the list the class/id for
the whole list. When you put classes/ids on subsequent list items,
RedCloth 3 blows up, Textile2 makes them completely separate lists,
and RedCloth 4 puts classes on the wrong list items (I’m fixing that
now).

Here’s what PyTextile does:

two

three

What do you think? Stick close to Textile 2 or go the PyTetxile way
to expand Textile’s breadth of expression? It will break backward
compatibility but I really want this feature. :slight_smile:

Jason


#2

Funny, i was just trying to do this myself last week, and saw the same
issue. I made it work (putting the class on the ul element), but it felt
dirty. I just had the feeling it shouldn’t work like that. almost
resorted to html. (!)

This is a tough call…

My vote: onward an upward! Make it work like it should have all along.
If they’re savvy enough to be adding classes to list elements in
textile, they’re savvy enough to figure out how to fix their old (kind
of hacky) markup.

david


#3

Hello,

#(class#id) one

two

three

What do you think? Stick close to Textile 2 or go the PyTetxile way to
expand Textile’s breadth of expression? It will break backward
compatibility but I really want this feature. :slight_smile:

I support/prefer the PyTextile way. Using the new semantics is a
great addition to mark steps/incrementals in presentations e.g.

(step)# one

two

three

Let’s you mark all list items at once.

#one
#(step) two
#(step) three

Let’s you mark individual items. I tried it before with the “old”
version of RedCloth/Textile but it was not possible [1].

Cheers.

[1] http://groups.google.com/group/webslideshow/msg/a04c2b8a0dae3038