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

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Jan 11 18:49:04 UTC 2011

On Jan 11, 2011, at 1:28 PM, 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. 

As an "aside" (pun intended) I just read to the end of the Codex page and it seems even it has two minds on the subject of asides:


Again, FWIW.


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