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Re: Proper nesting of HTML to be enforced

by allolex (Curate)
on Feb 03, 2004 at 10:18 UTC ( #326158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Proper nesting of HTML to be enforced

Am I guessing right my thinking that this is a step toward making a (planned) future site redesign easier? I was really impressed with the redesign of Slashdot (although PM is not the sloppy hack that Slashcode seems to be), and I don't spend nearly as much time there as I do here. Maybe we could make even Abigail happy about the site design ;)

I would be really interested to read your thoughts on this.


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Re^2: Proper nesting of HTML to be enforced (redesign)
by tye (Sage) on Feb 03, 2004 at 19:29 UTC

    Redesigning the site is always planned and often gets worked on already (and quite a few changes are already in production). But, no, this change really has nothing to do with that.

    I was thinking of creating a Quest for HTML design for the site, concentrating on how a thread with nested replies should be displayed. I mostly find PerlMonks' display of such to be easier to understand than most other forums I've looked at, but there are several specific places I think could be improved (space wasted by "[reply]" links, move votes to the bottom of nodes, more support for customizing via CSS, vertical lines to make nesting easier to trace, ...).

    ar0n started a redesign, but it was more toward just CSS issues and, as I recall, wouldn't support non-CSS browsers as well as our current layout (and the more I learn about CSS, the more I think we shouldn't degrade the presentation for non-CSS browsers just because we are making customization via CSS easier).

    - tye        

Re: Proper nesting of HTML to be enforced
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Feb 03, 2004 at 11:40 UTC
    Maybe we could make even Abigail happy about the site design ;)
    Hmmm? You mean posting in POD or plain text?


      I suppose it would be fairly easy to support posting in plain text. Maybe adding something like <code> tags, but for text. Of course it's really nice to be able to download the code bits and leave the description. I have noticed that some people just post commented code on occasion.

      Now supporting POD would be really interesting. It's been brought up before (by petdance), but no one seems to have followed up on it.


        I'd like to see some cues taken from POD [Re: Convert Text to HTML Checkbox (POD)].

        As for POD-style mark-up (C<code here>), no, I doubt such will be supported directly by PM any time soon. Feel free to write a POD-to-PerlMonks converter (base it on one of the existing POD-to-HTML converters) and compose in POD, convert, paste in HTML. Feel free to make it reversible. (: Feel free to teach it to cut'n'paste for you (there are already nodes here demonstrating that).

        - tye        

Re: Re: Proper nesting of HTML to be enforced
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 03, 2004 at 10:48 UTC
    I would think not. I haven't heard of any plans and really can't see the point. Abigail just prefers his news reader to any web interface.

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