Broken html messing up the place. November 25, 2001 2:26 PM   Subscribe

It appears the code can be broken.
posted by geoff. to Bugs at 2:26 PM (17 comments total)

that person put in two double quotes next to each other, outside the actual link.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:29 PM on November 25, 2001

WARNING - nobody quote this:

Here's what your tag looks like; you have some orphaned double quotes in there...

a target="_self" href=" >
posted by jozxyqk at 2:37 PM PST on November 25 /
because it, at least in preview, I.E.5, it seems to leaves everything that follows in bold.( I removed the tags). Why is this? I tried removing the extra double quotes but that didn't help.

I love Metafilter. Someone always steps in to help. Thanks to jozxyqk and all like him or her.

posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:02 PM on November 25, 2001

All gone. All well again. See what I mean? :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:09 PM on November 25, 2001

I'm seeing broken pages all over the place. Every time someone uses a <made-up> fake tag or puts a comment in MeFi, the rest of the page is deformatted (default font, pushed hard left against the margin). This tag-closer seems to be very easily confused.
posted by rodii at 5:04 PM on November 25, 2001

Or maybe it's when they put in a fake </end> tag?
posted by rodii at 5:05 PM on November 25, 2001

posted by rodii at 5:07 PM on November 25, 2001


posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:04 AM on November 26, 2001

posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:05 AM on November 26, 2001

I can't seem to repeat whatever people are doing with the fake tags. Unclosed fake tags seem to close perfectly fine, and escaped fake tags stay as is.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:05 AM on November 26, 2001

This is a new phenomenon, folks. The most unpromising MetaTalk posts, like the fgrthbty one and indeed this one, seem to be energized by their very awfulness and suddenly spring back to life. Are cult threads(no wordplay, please)a coming thing here on MetaFilter?
I thought the unclosed tags epidemic had only been successfully contained here on MeTa - remember that other cult thread from November 4? - and that the clever solution had yet to be applied to MeFi.
So, how are things standing right now, so to speak? Can we go wild with the tags on MetaFilter or not? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:28 AM on November 26, 2001

OK, here's a page that's broken for me. This is exactly the phenomenon I've been seeing a lot of here since the tag-closing code went in. Matt, I can send you a screenshot if it doesn't look bad to you.
posted by rodii at 8:29 AM on November 26, 2001

What browser, rodii?
posted by gleemax at 11:45 AM on November 26, 2001

Same deal here, Mac IE 5.
posted by kindall at 11:52 AM on November 26, 2001

Oh yeah, Mac OS 10.1.1, IE 5.1.
posted by rodii at 11:58 AM on November 26, 2001

Anodder von.
posted by rodii at 12:01 PM on November 26, 2001

unpromising MetaTalk posts

Not that I'm taking offense to it, but MetaTalk really shouldn't be about how many comments you can get, or a kooky inside joke. Those things are fine some of the time but it is my understanding it's about problems with MeFi.
posted by geoff. at 2:53 PM on November 26, 2001

Those things are fine some of the time but it is my understanding [that MetaTalk is] about problems with MeFi.

Bugs and uptime are, yes (and maybe etiquette/policy). There's also metafilter-related, general weblog-related, and feature requests. And, of course, the categories (only the ticketstub thing so far), which are very dead.

So about half of MetaTalk's categories are about problem's with MeFi. The others are broader, especially general weblog-related.

If MetaTalk was only about problems with MeFi, it would be pretty boring, and there wouldn't be as many people around to help out people with problems (problems that don't require the admin, that is).
posted by gleemax at 6:28 PM on November 26, 2001

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