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Re^7: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

by jdporter (Canon)
on Feb 09, 2020 at 00:19 UTC ( #11112654=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
in thread Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

You seem to be missing the point that PerlMonks posts are HTML-formatted. Converting \n\n into <p> (or whatever) means that's no longer the case. It breaks people's expectations.

Now, if you're proposing that we support — in addition and completely separately — a plain text format, that's a notion worth considering. But plain text is not html. Users would not be able to add any kind of formatting markup on their own.

Personally, I think a much better idea is to support — in addition and completely separately — markdown formatting. (I added an entry in the pmdev to-do wiki for this.)

I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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Re^8: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
by LanX (Archbishop) on Feb 09, 2020 at 00:39 UTC
    > completely separately a plain text format, that's a notion worth considering

    Ehm ... what's the expected difference to using <pre> or <code> tags then?

    edit

    Apart from a different CSS classes maybe.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      what's the expected difference

      The user doesn't have to type the <pre>   </pre> tags? :-)

      But I think the idea is that if the user selects "plain text" posting mode, then we automatically apply certain transformations for nicety, such as autolinkifying URLs.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
        Well I remember loads of polemics because of pre-tags, don't see how this would be easier if it's an official feature.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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