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Re: Site HTML filtering, Phase II

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Feb 12, 2004 at 14:06 UTC ( #328560=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Site HTML filtering, Phase II
in thread Site HTML filtering, Phase II

Please, no POD. I do *not* want to try deal with significant whitespace in a feature-impoverished browser textarea, and if you think getting newbies to use code tags and whatnot is hard with an HTML-like markup, just you think about trying to convince newbies who want help with PERL that they should post their question with POD markup. Gah. Gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it.
An option to post in POD doesn't mean a requirement to do so. If Perlmonks were to allow posts in POD and/or plain text, I'd imagine a drop down box, or a radio button next to the textarea to flag the format of the posting. Defaults could come from a user preference, or from the users last post. I'd also imagine a heuristic that classifies the posting with a great degree of accurancy, and relative simple ways for the poster to force a markup style if the guesser guesses wrong. (Say, a post starting with <html> is in HTML, a post starting with =\w+ is in POD, regardless how the rest of the post looks like).

As for the significant whitespace thing, whitespace inside <code> is currently significant. Quite significant actually.


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