Forum: Using The Website
Topic: HTML or BB codes in cache descriptions?
started by: DustyJacket

Posted by DustyJacket on Nov. 13 2003,8:26 am
I found no mention on this site that addresses whether I can use HTML or BB codes to dress up my cache descriptions.

Rather than experiment, I thought I would ask here what is possible, and what is recommended, or not.

Or, please point me to where that question has already been answered.

Thanks.

Posted by PC Medic on Nov. 13 2003,12:21 pm
HTML is enabled when submitting your cache listings. One thing to keep in mind is that you should NOT press enter at the end of a line in the submission form unless you wish to have a line break there on your cache listing page. The form is designed to auto-wrap at the end of each line so doNOT press enter.
Posted by Scout on Nov. 13 2003,12:56 pm
Quote (PC Medic @ Nov. 13 2003,1:21 pm)
HTML is enabled when submitting your cache listings. One thing to keep in mind is that you should NOT press enter at the end of a line in the submission form unless you wish to have a line break there on your cache listing page. The form is designed to auto-wrap at the end of each line so doNOT press enter.

This was an unfortunate choice for the default behavior. If you support HTML formatting, you should stay true to HTML. If there's a way you can offer an option to let users change the rendering behavior to true HTML, that would be great.
Posted by PC Medic on Nov. 13 2003,3:44 pm
Quote (Scout @ Nov. 13 2003,2:56 pm)

This was an unfortunate choice for the default behavior. If you support HTML formatting, you should stay true to HTML. If there's a way you can offer an option to let users change the rendering behavior to true HTML, that would be great.

It was actually a choice made after polling our users (in the beginning). Many felt the original form requiring them to know some HTML basics was no good as they knew nothing about HTML.

Plans are to allow members an option when submitting a cache listing.



Posted by MOCKBA on Feb. 28 2005,2:24 pm
Just found an interesting minor bug related to the HTML vs. plain text issue.
I was editing a cache description which contained "more than" and "less than" signs. To avoid these signs being interpreted as HTML, I used "& l t ;" and "& g t ;" symbols. These were displayed just right on the cache page, but, once I went on to edit the description, the & l t ; turned into "<" and & g t ; turned into ">" right in the text box! :O

Posted by PC Medic on Feb. 28 2005,5:05 pm
Will check this out.
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