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in reply to Markdown is now supported for comments, experimentally

This is just my personal view of things: If i want to format things, i find it much easier to use proper HTML than Wiki-style syntax. I'd rather prefer a WYSIWYG javascript thingy on top of the HTML textarea, complete with a "edit source directly" feature.

On my own blog i use ye olde CKEditor 4 (the V5 rewrite is BS and in my world view does not exist).

Of course, i've been living and breathing HTML since the early days of GeoCities(*), so when i see HTML it's basically equivalent to formatted text in my eyes 8-)

(*) Yes, yes, i can see Indy pointing at me and shouting "he belongs in a museum"....

perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'

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Re^2: Markdown is now supported for comments, experimentally
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Jun 10, 2021 at 13:19 UTC

    Are you afraid that you'll be forced to switch to posting in markdown? Because that is not the plan.

      No, not afraid of that happening. In fact, i'm very thankful for all the people working on improving Perlmonks.

      I just thought it would be a good idea to mention that some of us... older folks are more familiar with the "classic" way to mark up text on the internet. Whichever route you go, sooner or later one of those new-fangled "graphical" editor thingies on top of one of the syntax parsers would be a nice-to-have.

      I'm not an expert, but i did implement CKEditor 4 into my blog editor. I would be glad to lend my experience and my hacked codebase to the effort of implementing a "What you see is what you probably get" graphical editor thing.

      perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'
        > to mention that some of us... older folks are more familiar

        The main reason why there are no JS add-ons happening here are preferences of older folks.

        > implement CKEditor 4

        sic

        edit

        > the "classic" way to mark up text on the internet.

        The best mark-up is no mark-up at all.

        90% here just need <p> (and <code> )

        auto-P after "\n\n" is trivial and would reduce a big deal of the janitor actions.

        All other features are only relevant for the <10% regular posters.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery