[Doc-SIG] some ideas for reStructuredText & document model
Fri, 1 Mar 2002 11:13:41 +1100
> - Change footnote syntax from ``.. `` to ``_``? Has this been
> discussed before?
Oh, probably, but do it anyway. :)
> - Differentiate author-date "citations" (``[GVR2002]``) from numbered
> footnotes? Create a new set of DTD elements: "citation" and
Sounds good, especially the difference in rendering.
> - Render footnote references as superscripts without ""? (But only
> if we differentiate numerical footnotes from textual citations.)
This is where you start wanting to use XHTML/CSS. Or, of course, people
can just use the XML output and write their own transforms.
> - Make footnotes two-way, GNU-style? What if there are multiple
> references to a single footnote?
Ha! I told you that'd happen! :)
> - Add a "sidebar" element to the DTD? Like a generic admonition or
> floating mini-section. Useful for TOC, system messages section,
> abstract, etc.
> - Add character processing? For example:
> - "--" -> em-dash (or "--" -> en-dash, and "---" -> em-dash)
Yes! Yes! My personal preference is -- for em-dashes, but I bet I'm
mis-using them. :)
> - convert quotes to curly quote entities
I hate it when that happens.
> - various forms of ":-)" to smily icons
> How to represent entities in the text though? Unicode?
ë and friends?