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Old 07-25-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question User Preferences: Use HTML code instead of vB code? (vB code is overrated)


Hi there,

When I post in these forums, I prefer to use HTML code instead of vB code. I much prefer the familiar syntax of HTML. vB code is overrated.

However, I don't see an option to change these settings in my Profile Settings ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on=editprofile )

Is there a way to turn on HTML code?

-= Stefan
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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Allowing HTML in posts would be completely insecure and will not be an option.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:19 PM   #3
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Sorry, I meant a subset of HTML

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that I was asking for a full set of HTML features.

What about a subset of HTML? For things like <a href=""> links, <b></b> bold text, <i></i> italic text, lists, etc.

Slashdot is arguably the most trolled site on the planet, and they support a subset of HTML (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=156973&op=Reply) which has been hardened, battle-tested and proven to work over time.

I've been typing in HTML for 10 years, and I find HTML way more convenient for basic functions. I use vB code very infrequently, and every time I want to post a proper link I need to look it up in the manual.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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The "Allowed HTML" that /. has is indeed a very safe subset. We don't have any current plans to support that, but we'll keep it in mind (in addition to what we currently support) for a future feature enhancement. The upcoming forum upgrade will also include some tools to make posting a bit easier. Thanks for the suggestion.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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Thumbs up

Thank you for your quick replies Jeremy! This forum is an excellent resource for Linux users, new and experienced alike.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-26-2005, 01:37 AM   #6
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You could write a shell script using tr or sed that auto-translates HTML to BB Code... Shouldn't be too difficult. when I get time, I'll have a go at it for you.

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