March 6, 2004

Permalinks for Comments

The date line on every posted comment is now a permanent link to that comment. That means I can copy the URL for the comment where Bob endorses a fictional character for president and link to it here. or link directly to Chuck’s flattering Ode to Aces Full of Links.

It also means that the “Latest Comments” links in the sidebar will take you directly to the comment in question.

This blog is my first work. I hope you would enjoy it.

Posted by James at March 6, 2004 2:05 AM
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Am I missing a new meme? What is that tagline from?

I think I'll bring back taglines on my website... I miss coming up with new ones.

Posted by: Mike L. at March 6, 2004 10:20 AM

I think it was from the Klez virus.

I remember getting emails "This is my first game. I hope you would enjoy it."

I'm surprised I haven't seen someone else use it. It's so goofy.

BTW - JimC urged me to put those permalinks in, and when you went and did it for your weblog I felt that I would just look lazy if I didn't do it, too. You've got better permalinks, but I feel stuck with mine by now. I went with the easiest route.

Posted by: James at March 6, 2004 11:12 AM

This is a test of the formatting for comments using Textile and smartypants.

That was nice. *now* some _different_ formatting ++options++. --All of these-- Should work.

"Curly quotes"

It's apostrophe time.

Posted by: James at March 6, 2004 2:22 PM

I'm noting that when I quote text, extra blank lines are being randomly inserted into the quoted text. That's weird. Is that a result of this new commenting layout?

Posted by: Chuck S. at March 6, 2004 7:07 PM

I noticed that, too. I think it may be because I have applied the MT-Textile processing and Smartypants to the comments. I'm not sure why the angle brackets are causing the extra lines. (I've thrown some asterisks in there for bold, too)

Instead of using angle brackets, try putting one underscore before the first character. For instance:

==
__Iím noting that when I quote text, extra blank lines are being randomly inserted into the quoted text. Thatís weird. Is that a **result of this new** commenting layout?__
==

Becomes:

__Iím noting that when I quote text, extra blank lines are being randomly inserted into the quoted text. Thatís weird. Is that a **result of this new* *commenting layout?__

Look "here":http://www.bradchoate.com/mt/docs/mtmanual_textile2.html#inline_formatting and "here":http://www.bradchoate.com/weblog/2004/02/05/textile-tips.php for some of what MT-Textile does. MovableType is going to strip out HTML that isn't links or inline stuff, though. So tables and blockquotes are out. I think it's in the "stripping out" process that the problems are occuring. However, if you quote with italics it has the added benefit of allowing you to make use of text flowing.

If you're not sure what Textile markup to use, the regular HTML markups for bold and italics still work fine, too.

Hmmm.

Textile markups in comments are only partly working it seems. Nested markup is encountering some problems. Well, the good old HTML markups should work. Let's check blockquote:

This should be block-quoted.

And if that isn't, then this HTML will, perhaps:

This is italics and partly bold.

Posted by: James at March 6, 2004 11:27 PM

OK, the blockquote works.

The nested bold in italics works, but in the display font I have here it's unnoticeable.

Little quoting should be necessary, since the posts are all here on the same page. However, you're probably better off using HTML than angle brackets if you do quote.

Posted by: James at March 6, 2004 11:46 PM

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