Really, Plain Text editing doesn't render as expected.
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Posted By:   bernard_poulin
Posted On:   Friday, May 25, 2001 12:42 PM

Plain text should behave like plain text. You are stating "You may enter your msg using either plain text or a limited subset of HTML tags". In fact, the sentence here is: "Always use the HTML tags or your question will surely be unreadable." People copy & paste code and that endup being either on the same line. Why not just convert line breaks to < br > Also, you could insert other guidelines in your "subset of HTML tags" pages for common uses (with examples!). Like inserting code (either "inline" or "outline") or how do we insert tag symbols (like < br>). This page is very difficult to understand as we are not all HTML    More>>

Plain text should behave like plain text. You are stating "You may enter your msg using either plain text or a limited subset of HTML tags".

In fact, the sentence here is: "Always use the HTML tags or your question will surely be unreadable."

People copy & paste code and that endup being either on the same line.
Why not just convert line breaks to < br >

Also, you could insert other guidelines in your "subset of HTML tags" pages for common uses (with examples!). Like inserting code (either "inline" or "outline") or how do we insert tag symbols (like < br>).
This page is very difficult to understand as we are not all HTML writers!

Maybe there could be a checkbox option (kept using some cookie) to minimize plain-text to HTML filtering to let experts do whatever they want.

Also, it would be useful if the edit control could get a little bigger as I resize my browser window.

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Re: Really, Plain Text editing doesn't render as expected.

Posted By:   Tom_Burns  
Posted On:   Thursday, June 14, 2001 12:03 PM

We plan to add "something smart" to improve the formatting of the text in the next week of two. We are also working on a cross-browser compatable way of making the text box resize (Netscape 4.7 is a bit difficult to work with).

Re: Really, Plain Text editing doesn't render as expected.

Posted By:   AlessandroA_Garbagnati  
Posted On:   Friday, May 25, 2001 01:42 PM

I partially agree with you. Maybe often the code should be inserted inside a
...
block, because it will help readability.

But maybe the option to "filter" the input to allow 'fast submissions' or 'elaborate code' could be a great add-on.
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