I thought this was fixed? January 28, 2006 11:22 AM   Subscribe

This comment has italicized everything beneath it on "My Comments." I thought this was fixed?
posted by Eideteker to Bugs at 11:22 AM (5 comments total)

He said he made the limit longer, but I bet troutfishing's post was still too long.
posted by smackfu at 11:24 AM on January 28, 2006

That 8,000 character limit looks like it came right in the middle of a quotation this time. Maybe if the fix is too difficult to code for now a counter would be an easier half-measure. Or something that indicates on Preview (which hopefully anyone composing something that long is using) where the My Comments cutoff will fall, along with a stern warning and an animated gif of a wagging finger.
posted by Eideteker at 11:24 AM on January 28, 2006

The only quick fix is to filter out all HTML from the My Comments page, but that reduces the utility of it greatly.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:22 PM on January 28, 2006

Well as a quick fix couldn't you just append "</i></b></em>" unconditionally to the post if it's truncated? It would probably result in the page not validating but isn't that better that fubar formatting?
posted by Rhomboid at 3:25 PM on January 28, 2006

Can you not serve each comment block in My Comments as a seperate div, to kill dangling tags?
posted by cortex at 4:20 PM on January 28, 2006

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