It's pretty annoying that inserting carriage returns shows line breaks as typed in the "preview" window, but the final result is breakless (after all, what's the point of the preview?). I've had unpredictable results manually adding "BR" tags and "P" tags...they seem to sporadically interact with the typed carriage returns and yield vast white space.
If anyone can point me to a workaround, I'd be appreciative. But, really, it'd be fitting if postings posted per the preview, no?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Dec 10, 2007 -
Is it just me, or did my autoformatting buttons vanish with my last Firefox update (I assume this is the cause, as the two coincided)? If I have to start hand-coding hyperlinks again I will probably just go into an unresponsive fugue state instead.
posted by nanojath
on Feb 24, 2007 -
Is there be a better way to automate links in comments and answers?
posted by SteveInMaine
on Feb 18, 2007 -
Since you're already stripping out the image tag code (like on this post
), why not either change it to a link or drop the whole line entirely? The code that's left is unsightly.
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Nov 18, 2006 -
Matt or Jess, could you de-linkify the word "nationwide" in this post
? I moved it to be the initial link for the post, but neglected to clean up my HTML.
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 5, 2006 -
Problems Posting Code To Ask
When I need to post code I pre-process it with a script now but the average person isn't that obsessive.
The "regular expressions are overkill" guy
has a problem in his code, please note, as does the "screw the dom"
posted by AmbroseChapel
on Mar 27, 2006 -
I'm not seeing the usual buttons under the comment fields. Bold, Italic, Link, et cetera. Is there upkeep/pony-development going on?
posted by brundlefly
on Feb 1, 2006 -
My first pony request: in addition to the HTML shortcut buttons that currently exist below the preview field—bold, italic, href—it would also be useful to have buttons for 'blockquote' and 'small' since those tags often get used for quoting news sources. Failing that, what other buttons would be useful?
posted by dhoyt
on Feb 17, 2005 -
Have the recent changes included removing the "B | I | Link" buttons from the comment boxes? (Because they're gone).
posted by MikeKD
on Jan 23, 2005 -
Not a huge deal, probably previously discussed, a little nitpicky, but a useful reminder:
Proper use of blockquotes in posts. More inside.
posted by Shane
on Sep 10, 2004 -
Comment window tooltips (bold, italic, link) appear, but are nonfunctional. Mozilla 1.3/WinXP.
posted by PrinceValium
on May 9, 2003 -
Fake markup = unneeded closing tags? Anyways, the text layout is broken and the font's screwy. Please fix
posted by Su
on Sep 23, 2002 -
Hey - is it a bug, my browser, or a glitch: where's the formatting button, ie, BOLD-italic - for Mefi posts? (Win98SE, NS6.2)
posted by dash_slot-
on May 19, 2002 -
Strip all HTML from posts, only allow a few basic tags by using [ and ] like those funny message boards do. This could allow hyperlinking and basic formatting without the problems that, e.g., the style attribute brings up. (There’s no way to prevent people from impersonating other users, messing up the page, etc., except by disallowing the use of HTML.) What do you think?
posted by gleemax
on Oct 9, 2001 -
when I use blockquote, it screws up the formatting for the rest of the page (margin way-left). what should I be using instead?
posted by rebeccablood
on Jul 9, 2001 -
This isn't a feature request per se, but I'm wondering if there are any guidelines about what HTML is OK in posts. I was experimenting tonight, trying to get a quote to format correctly as a block, and nothing worked. It seemed like using any block tag (yes, closed correctly) just totally trashed the formatting of the rest of the comment. No biggie, and I didn't want to mess things up for following posters, so I refrained. But. . . are there any general rules? (besides "just say no"?) And are entities OK or do they get munged somehow? (using IE5/Mac, btw)
posted by rodii
on Jan 12, 2001 -