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RE: RE: Automatic CODE tags

by dempa (Friar)
on Jun 20, 2000 at 16:54 UTC ( #18994=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Automatic CODE tags
in thread Automatic CODE tags

Why not just put a big All code should be inside <code></code> tags! on the edit page? I know it's a bit naive to assume that everyone who comes here can read, but anyway... :)

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RE: RE: RE: Automatic CODE tags
by BigJoe (Curate) on Jun 20, 2000 at 20:25 UTC
    I think that their should be some help at the top of the postings area. You could even have it only pop up when is user is below a level. Cuz I am pretty sure most people once they get to level 2 or so know how to do it. Also they could put the <code> put code here </code> inside of the text area that we have to put data into.
    <TEXTAREA WRAP=VIRTUAL NAME="reply" ROWS=10 COLS=60> <CODE>put code here&lt;/CODE> </TEXTAREA>

RE: RE: RE: Automatic CODE tags
by Odud (Pilgrim) on Jun 20, 2000 at 17:10 UTC
    Maybe even put the code tags into the text area so that all they have to do is get the insertion point in the right place. I suppose it is all a matter of getting the balance right -easy for first timers but without annoying the more experienced users.

    I think there is an assumption that people are comfortable with this type of HTMLish structure that perhaps has never been challenged.

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