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Guy Montag

Feb 26, 2009, 3:42 PM
I don't see what UL and OL do. Also, isn't LI a little useless since alt codes are available for bullets?

Feb 26, 2009, 5:28 PM
ul and ol are for unordered (i.e. just bullet points) and ordered lists (i.e. numbered or lettered lists) as for li, it encloses each item on the list (list item)

<li>bullet 1</li>
<li>bullet 2</li>

Will result in

  • bullet 1

  • bullet 2


<li>item 1</li>
<li>item 2</li>

Will result in

  1. bullet 1

  2. bullet 2


Feb 26, 2009, 5:30 PM
Although it would be nice if we could use certain attributes for ol, such as start="" and whatnot...
Guy Montag

Feb 26, 2009, 5:52 PM
Makes sense, thank you. However, I still don't see the point. I can create bullets with alt code and I can create a numbered list simply by typing it. Both are faster than opening and closing html after each subject line.
Rich Brome

Feb 26, 2009, 7:47 PM
You're welcome to format it however you like. I often do lists

- this
- way

...because you're right, it is easier. There's no rule that says you must use HTML.

We have chosen to allow HTML formatting because we want to allow formatting, and HTML is a genuine standard for it.

HTML is a bit cumbersome for whipping up a list on the fly. I didn't make the standard. Like I said, you're welcome to make lists without using the HTML tags.

For everyone's safety, we must limit the tags we allow to a subset of HTML tags. Some other tags could be harmful if abused. Therefore we limit it to only the most harmless formatting tags. We also limit it to a short list to keep things simple. I think it would be a bit overwhelming if we listed e...

Feb 27, 2009, 1:47 PM
Thanks Rich. Simplicity certainly has it's benefits. For instance, no headache generating hot pink text to deal with!

Mar 1, 2009, 8:42 PM
  • asdfdf

  • dfdf
  • ...

    Jan 25, 2012, 4:27 PM
    could you add more?

    the only HTML we get to used are sooo outdated Sad
    Rich Brome

    Jan 26, 2012, 6:30 PM
    Outdated? How so? Confused

    As I said before, the list of allowed tags is intentionally short, to keep things simple.

    Jan 27, 2012, 7:42 PM
    Well I know the greater then, i, and less then is outdated by far lol. Blind people can't see the computer screen and the way you guys code it won't read off emotion that's coded "(i)". If you use greater then , em, and less then, the computer will read out the italic word with emotion(or dramatic).

    I'm telling you rich, use " (em) and (/em)" for italic

    ( ) is the greater then, less then Wink

    Jan 28, 2012, 2:02 PM
    pm sent Wink

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