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Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy

by crenz (Priest)
on Jul 16, 2003 at 10:36 UTC ( #274760=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Monks hypocrisy

On a factual level: Yes, the people who maintain this board have enough brains to figure out an auto-line-break (or "insert <p> tags" feature). That's what I infer from my dealings with them. So my guess is that not having this feature is a deliberate choice, rather than dumbness. A lot of message boards resort to inventing their own tags to allow for formatting. For a site like this one that caters to programmers, I find it an excellent choice to just give them all the expressiveness they want by letting them use what they already know: HTML.

Regarding the validity of the HTML generated -- PM has grown over the years, and little bugs can be found here and there. You can help the site maintainers by giving appropriate feedback.

 

On a personal level: Looking at your post, I get the impression that you are trying to pretend that you want PM to improve, but actually you want to show that you know things better than those who are too dumb to figure out auto-line-break features. Or maybe you are retaliating against someone who told you not to parse HTML using regexes. Well, hopefully I'm wrong.

At PM, we tend to not take ourselves or Perl too serious. That helps in maintaining good relationships and actually getting work done.


Comment on Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy
Re^2: Perl Monks hypocrisy (choice)
by tye (Cardinal) on Jul 16, 2003 at 15:07 UTC
Re: Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy
by Sandy (Deacon) on May 27, 2004 at 23:08 UTC
    Just a side note

    For a site like this one that caters to programmers, I find it an excellent choice to just give them all the expressiveness they want by letting them use what they already know: HTML.

    Sometimes I feel a little out of place. Many monks are doing web-based stuff, but little-ole me has never (i repeat never) did anything with a web except browse it, or sweep it away.

    However, I did go and learn some rudimentary HTML, and javascript, just so I could be like the cool kids.

    Once I got used to the <p> tags, I was ok with it. Don't know how to indent quotes from other people though (like the quote above). Help anyone?

    Anyways, back to the main topic (??) Problem with wrap-around text is sometimes I insert a <CR> and sometimes not (my mail messages usually look stupid). At least this way I have to think about what I am doing.

    UPDATE: Added the <blockquote>. Thanks diotalevi.

      <blockquote>Don't know how to indent quotes from other people though (like the quote above). Help anyone?</blockquote>

      Like that.

Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on May 28, 2004 at 13:59 UTC
    For a site like this one that caters to programmers, I find it an excellent choice to just give them all the expressiveness they want by letting them use what they already know: HTML.
    What's HTML got to do with programmers? If I expect one markup language Perl programmers would know, it would be POD, not HTML. Besides, the language accepted on perlmonks isn't HTML. It has markup that HTML doesn't have (for links for instance), lots of HTML markup isn't allowed (a span element is allowed, but not a style attribute, which makes span not very useful, and there are other elements that aren't allowed), and some elements get a totally different meaning (code).

    I don't think anyone knows the language being used on Perlmonks prior to arriving here.

    Abigail

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