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Re: Code Tags

by yakko (Friar)
on May 24, 2001 at 23:09 UTC ( #83084=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Code Tags

There are ways on the user's end to combat some of these: for font issues, adjust them in your browser and don't let web pages change them. Turn on "Large CODE fonts" in your user settings on PM.

For the "d/l code" option, however, any extraneous stuff in <code> tags without providing for it (ie, use "__END__" on the real code to ease things) is a real problem.

Personally, I find that both serif fonts and proportional fonts make it unappealing to my eyes to read the text. Of course, "Courier New," as a fixed serif font, is rather ugly on the eyes, especially when small. So, I ditch Courier in favour of Andale Mono or Lucida Typewriter for fixed fonts, and Lucida Sans for proportional fonts. Much easier to read.

Closer to the subject at hand, I feel that editing nodes that use the code tags in violation of their spirit is justified, though I would hope that the person doing the editing is the author.

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