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Possible Goals (Wikisym 06)#

The following goals were formulated at the Wikisym 06. Every participant then had three votes to determine which were the most important to them for discussion. Goals that had more than four votes are in bold. These were then used as the key goals around which the later discussions were formulated: if we got stuck when trying to make a decision, we'd look at the goals again and see which of our choices matched mostly closely to the 4 top goals.

Markup should be:

  • Collision Free (Principle of least conflict)
  • Not new (Principle of least innovation)
  • Extensible by omission
  • Cover the common things people need
  • Avoiding Text Tags (principle of I18N)
  • Avoiding difficult Key Combos (Principle of Foreign Keyboards)
  • Have a sort of best practices
  • Distinction between images and pages
  • Not reliant on whitespaces
  • Stable for the next 3 years
  • Non-destructive on current page structure (editing does not remove elements)
  • There's no wrong way to implement creole
  • Fast to type
  • Not html
  • Readable
  • Easy to learn/teach
  • Clear separation of markup & content
  • Less principles than markup
  • Well defined whitespace

More Possible Goals#

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  • different characters for different actions where possible

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« This particular version was published on 31-Aug-2006 09:58 by Christoph.