Using <PRE> is a natural thing to do, especially if
you don't realize the wondrous power of the PerlMonks
<CODE> tag and how different it is from the regular
HTML equivalent. I certainly didn't expect it to work
the way it does. It's completely counterintuitive.
It might be advisable to staple a handy "PerlMonks-HTML"
to the bottom of the composition window.
There's a whole lot of space there considering how
long the right sidebar trails on. That should be the
easiest to implement, by far.
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Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link or
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.