[wp-hackers] Post Formats: Conventions/Standards for Content/Layout/Style

Rich Pedley elfin at elfden.co.uk
Tue Jan 11 18:33:44 UTC 2011

On 11/01/2011 18:28, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Otto wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Mike Schinkel
>> <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>  wrote:
>>> I think what might be what most people think of as an "aside"
>>> is not how WordPress has defined it. What WordPress is calling
>>> an "aside" seems to be to be more of a "random-thought."
>> "Asides", in WordPress terms, have been around for at least 5
>> years.
>> http://codex.wordpress.org/Adding_Asides
>> http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php?title=Adding_Asides&action=history
> Ah, it's  "a Matt thing."  Which is kinda what I figured (feared?)
> Living in obscurity (relatively speaking) for 5 years doesn't
> override centuries of use in publishing in the general publics
> view. But it won't be the first time a small group has sought to
> redefine a general use term to mean what they'd prefer it to mean,
> and it certainly won't be the last. Just don't be surprised when it
> confuses people and generates a bunch of questions on the forum.

actually that page made sense to me as to what an aside is!

And speaking as one of those that will be fending these queries on the 
forums, I would like to see several different examples of usage on the 
codex when someone has time ;)

{because I have no idea how they will get used}


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