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Re: New Behavior for Signatures?

by Chady (Priest)
on Jun 03, 2004 at 13:52 UTC ( #360140=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New Behavior for Signatures?

As the text states, some people may turn off signatures, if you post inside the signature divs, some people will not be able to see your node.

As a solution, there is now Node Template in User Settings where you can specify a default template for your node (info)

I took care of the warning by placing a single <p> tag in my node template, so everytime I try to compose a node, I have a starting tag waiting for me, and no warnings.

He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

Chady |

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Re^2: New Behavior for Signatures?
by jdporter (Canon) on Jun 03, 2004 at 13:56 UTC
    That doesn't answer his question. The question is, Why does PM give that warning BEFORE the post has been submitted? Iow, why does PM (seem to) check whether the post appears to be entirely inside pmsig tags before the poster has had a chance to write a single word? (Not that I've observed this phenomenon myself...)

      I see,

      I had a quick glance at add_signature; it issues its warning without looking for a op=preview param.

      If the param is set, then it should return the warning, else, it should assume that the display is not a preview and thus not show the warning. But I guess it is implemented that way to warn people who do not preview their nodes.

      He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

      Chady |

        I consider it a bug, but not a serious one. Checking for op=preview may not be the correct solution because it wouldn't catch problems introduced right before "create" -- but I'm not sure such are caught at all anyway. But this warning should not appear before content is editted.

        The solution I would use is to fill in a default template when it is empty but the sig isn't emply. This default template should end in a couple of newlines. The start of it should be small, perhaps "<!-- Type here -->". Someone volunteered to try to do this long ago, but I don't ever expect schedules from volunteers so I'm not surprised nor disappointed that it hasn't been done.

        - tye        

Re^2: New Behavior for Signatures?
by Paulster2 (Priest) on Jun 04, 2004 at 11:26 UTC

    While jdporter didn't appreciate Chady's first response, I found that it provided the info needed to get the message off of my page. In other words, I appreciated Chady's node and info provided. Thanks tye for the further info.


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