Italicized front page June 20, 2001 6:33 AM   Subscribe

Can someone put a tag on the front page?

Everything after the description of the very first entry is now in italics.
posted by rosvicl to Bugs at 6:33 AM (11 comments total)

The only "someone" who can do that is Matt, and it's still early in San Francisco. I'm sure he'll fix it when he gets up.
posted by jpoulos at 8:10 AM on June 20, 2001

Would it be possible to include a tag-balancer (or at least an unbalance alert) as part of the posting process for the front page?

In know we've talked about this before, and while I agree that it's a nice community strengthener in the comments pages, it doesn't really work on the front page.

posted by idiolect at 9:36 AM on June 20, 2001

If there was an easy technical solution, I would have done it by now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:45 AM on June 20, 2001

Actually, there is an easy technical solution. You just put gratuitous unbalanced </i></u></b> tags at the end of each main entry automatically.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:35 AM on June 20, 2001

Thereby making sure that your main page never validates.
posted by rodii at 12:21 PM on June 20, 2001

Why would "validation" matter in the slightest? Validated by whom, when, for what reason?
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:36 PM on June 20, 2001

A-list validation man. There's no faster way to B-ville than to go around with dangling tags...
posted by fooljay at 1:07 PM on June 20, 2001

Doesn't Zeldman have hired goons that "validate" you if you leave your tags dangling?
posted by jpoulos at 1:12 PM on June 20, 2001

Validation (not "validation"—what's with the Insult Quotes?) matters to some parsers. Dangling tags could matter if, say, MeFi is ever embedded in other content, as might be done with the RSS feed. I'm not saying it's a major issue, I'm just pointing out that deliberately generating invalid HTML is something I'd want to think carefully about.
posted by rodii at 2:55 PM on June 20, 2001

Gratuitous unbalanced tags, n. See kludge.
posted by dhartung at 3:44 PM on June 20, 2001

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