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From: William F Pokorny
Subject: Is an update due
Date: 8 Feb 2018 01:05:49
Message: <5a7ba26d$1@news.povray.org>
There was recently a discussion thread related to #version at:

http://news.povray.org/povray.general/thread/%3C5a7b670c%241%40news.povray.org%3E/

It got me wondering whether our documentation at:

http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Scene_Parsing_Options#Language_Version

should be revised a bit?

1) I see an odd line break when viewing in firefox.

...
off expression parsing as well as many warning messages so that nearly 
all 1.0 files will still <--- LINE OR PARAGRAPH BREAK HERE.
work. Naturally the default setting for this option is the current 
version number.
...

2) The note at the end should perhaps itself end with:

...
Nevertheless, we strongly recommend you update scenes to at least 
POV-Ray 3.7 syntax, if you plan to use them in future versions of POV-Ray.
...

Aside: Our shipped .inc and .pov files as of the release/3.8 branch set 
one .inc at 3.1 and otherwise use a mix of 3.5 through 3.8.

Bill P.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Is an update due
Date: 8 Feb 2018 09:25:43
Message: <5a7c1797$1@news.povray.org>
Am 08.02.2018 um 02:05 schrieb William F Pokorny:

> It got me wondering whether our documentation at:
> 
> http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Scene_Parsing_Options#Language_Version
> 
> 
> should be revised a bit?
> 
> 1) I see an odd line break when viewing in firefox.
> 
> ....
> off expression parsing as well as many warning messages so that nearly
> all 1.0 files will still <--- LINE OR PARAGRAPH BREAK HERE.
> work. Naturally the default setting for this option is the current
> version number.
> ....

Actually there are two such odd line breaks: The one you found, and
another half a paragraph earlier between `See section The #version
Directive` and `for more details [...]`.

That's a strange one, as there are indeed paragraph breaks in the HTML
code there (so it's not just Firefox), but there seems to be nothing in
the Wiki source that would warrant such paragraph breaks.


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From: Jim Holsenback
Subject: Re: Is an update due
Date: 8 Feb 2018 11:44:50
Message: <5a7c3832$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/8/2018 4:25 AM, clipka wrote:
> Am 08.02.2018 um 02:05 schrieb William F Pokorny:
> 
>> It got me wondering whether our documentation at:
>>
>> http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Scene_Parsing_Options#Language_Version
>>
>>
>> should be revised a bit?
>>
>> 1) I see an odd line break when viewing in firefox.
>>
>> ....
>> off expression parsing as well as many warning messages so that nearly
>> all 1.0 files will still <--- LINE OR PARAGRAPH BREAK HERE.
>> work. Naturally the default setting for this option is the current
>> version number.
>> ....
> 
> Actually there are two such odd line breaks: The one you found, and
> another half a paragraph earlier between `See section The #version
> Directive` and `for more details [...]`.
> 
> That's a strange one, as there are indeed paragraph breaks in the HTML
> code there (so it's not just Firefox), but there seems to be nothing in
> the Wiki source that would warrant such paragraph breaks.
> 
yep i'm seeing those too ... i looked at the mark-up and saw nothing 
either. i think it's wiki parser. the nix standalone html version looks 
ok even when i resize, it wraps around perfectly. dunno about built-in 
windows version.


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From: Jim Holsenback
Subject: Re: Is an update due
Date: 8 Feb 2018 11:46:41
Message: <5a7c38a1$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/7/2018 8:05 PM, William F Pokorny wrote:
> 2) The note at the end should perhaps itself end with:
> 
> ...
> Nevertheless, we strongly recommend you update scenes to at least 
> POV-Ray 3.7 syntax, if you plan to use them in future versions of POV-Ray.

gotta run or i'll be late ... i'll do it a soon as i can


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Is an update due
Date: 8 Feb 2018 23:22:10
Message: <5a7cdba2$1@news.povray.org>
I know I have volunteered several times to help with the wiki, but I 
never find the time for it.

Mike


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From: Jim Holsenback
Subject: Re: Is an update due
Date: 10 Feb 2018 19:31:02
Message: <5a7f4876$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/8/2018 4:25 AM, clipka wrote:
> Am 08.02.2018 um 02:05 schrieb William F Pokorny:
> 
>> It got me wondering whether our documentation at:
>>
>> http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Scene_Parsing_Options#Language_Version
>>
>>
>> should be revised a bit?
>>
>> 1) I see an odd line break when viewing in firefox.
>>
>> ....
>> off expression parsing as well as many warning messages so that nearly
>> all 1.0 files will still <--- LINE OR PARAGRAPH BREAK HERE.
>> work. Naturally the default setting for this option is the current
>> version number.
>> ....
> 
> Actually there are two such odd line breaks: The one you found, and
> another half a paragraph earlier between `See section The #version
> Directive` and `for more details [...]`.
> 
> That's a strange one, as there are indeed paragraph breaks in the HTML
> code there (so it's not just Firefox), but there seems to be nothing in
> the Wiki source that would warrant such paragraph breaks.
> 

the markup for the multi-link extension was the culprit... 
http://wiki.povray.org/content?title=Special:RecentChanges&hidebots=0

...i also updated the note at the end of language version


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