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Re: Need examples for PerlMonks HTML Tags

by ikegami (Patriarch)
on Mar 05, 2008 at 18:32 UTC ( #672243=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Need examples for PerlMonks HTML Tags

The HTML spec leaves the rendering to the client to decide. Showing a sample rendering provides no more info than the description of the tag, since what's relevant is the intent of the tag.

This is further complicated on Perl Monks due since users have a number of ways to configure how the site is rendered. Most importantly, the user's stylesheet gives the user complete control over how a tag is rendered.

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Re^2: Need examples for PerlMonks HTML Tags
by repellent (Priest) on Mar 05, 2008 at 21:29 UTC
    .. All the more reason to have a cheat sheet that shows what it'll look like once it is finally rendered by the client.

    I would like a page of examples, so I could VISUALLY choose how I'd like to represent part of the text of my post, and then copy-paste-modify the example HTML code.

    This just has to be something simple, something for the newcomers, but also handy for the experienced monks. It doesn't have to be thorough.

    Maybe just the most common tags used. Sometimes, when I read other users' posts, I wonder, "gee, how do I do that?"

    Could we get a newcomer up and running more quickly with this?
      All the more reason to have a cheat sheet that shows what it'll look like once it is finally rendered by the client.
      You missed the point. A cheat sheet would show what it'll look like rendered by your client. To judge how it would be rendered for others, the text description of a tag is as good as it gets.

      But feel free to come up with such a cheat sheet. Experiment on repellent's scratchpad, then if you like the result, post it in this section.

        ysth++ Yes, the cheat sheet will reflect what is shown by my client. But I don't think that's a reason to abort the creation of such a cheat sheet for the benefit of newcomers, or experienced monks who care to "use" it.

        True, we can never judge how text is rendered for others. All I need to know is that it looks good enough for me, and that it'll look "more or less" the same for others (if it doesn't, who cares? I've done my best).

        As a newcomer, I can't even get it to look good enough for myself! let alone others... Do you see where I'm coming from now? :)

        By the way, how do you "indent and italicize" to show that you're replying-to, like you did with my "All the more ..."?

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