This evening, I have learned that to not have to add
(:linebreaks:) manually on every page, but have the same effect over a whole farm with one change, one should add
"$HTMLPNewline = '<br/>';" to config.php.
Please see the Page Directives page, where such a dark art as how to accomplish this is revealed (at the end of the page no less).
And here, I have thought for 3 years that if such magic existed, the spell would be on the Pagelist Variables.
LayoutVariables. Nice Page. One day, I hope to know a little something about PmWiki. -m