A Suggestion for Strikethrough Syntax
jgm at berkeley.edu
Thu Nov 5 13:05:39 EST 2009
+++ Bill Eccles [Nov 04 09 18:06 ]:
> Hopefully, I'm not covering old territory, and a search of the list
> archives seems to indicate that I'm not. If I am, then I extend my
> apologies in advance.
> It converts
> -text to be struck through-
> <strike>text to be struck through</strike>.
> Simple, and it works for me.
Pandoc uses this syntax in its markdown extensions:
~~text to be struck through~~
One advantage of this over your proposal is that it doesn't require
a leading space, which is useful for edits and occasionally other
things (e.g. when you want to strike out the first word of a text):
~~Dear Colleagues:~~To whom it may concern:
It also allows e.g. hyphenated words in struck-through
Now that it's been in pandoc for a while, I'd be reluctant
to change this syntax, but it now strikes me that something
like the following would look better:
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