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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Forum Text Commands on 12/25/2008 14:03:45 MST Print View

Is there a list somewhere that shows all available commands -- such as italic, bold, underline, insert links, etc., etc.? Thanks in advance.

Edited by ben2world on 12/27/2008 11:25:03 MST.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Forum Text Commands on 12/27/2008 11:36:27 MST Print View

Ben,
Look HERE for a concise HTLM overview. It's about 5 lessons long and a quick read.

Bear in mind that what we post gets "inserted" into a HTML boilerplate.

What else besides Italic, Bold, Underline, Links, and Images?

Until the local web wizards decide to add "Tools" for the non-techies it will be a small struggle. The fact that the engine strips the HTML on the insert make Edit a real PITA.

Edited by greg23 on 12/27/2008 11:38:12 MST.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
On purpose? on 12/27/2008 12:02:51 MST Print View

It may be done on purpose to keep the purple prose strictly black and white, header-sized text meaningful, and generally keep the aesthetic minimal, legible, and tidy.

If that is the case, we should honor the decision.
I feel bad even using bold, as if it should only be used on the original post. Sometimes I do it to the link text on a link, so it's a little more evident, because blue and black single-pixel lines don't differentiate too much against white.

You know how some forums are so MySpace-in-a-hot-mess looking. I am sticking to the basics.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Forum Text Commands on 12/27/2008 12:57:48 MST Print View

Thanks, Greg.

Your link points to a site with "universal" commands -- some of which work on this BPL site but others don't.

I am looking for a list of commands specifically to this BPL site -- if one exists.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Forum Text Commands on 12/27/2008 13:14:00 MST Print View

we can always try the reliable "trial & error" method and put them in our wiki...


ben

ben

ben

h1


h2


<h3>h3</h3>
<h4>h4</h4>
<h5>h5</h5>

breaks br...
bbbbb
eeeee
n

Edited by gmatthews on 12/27/2008 14:27:35 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Forum Text Commands on 12/27/2008 13:41:46 MST Print View

<font color="#ff0033">George</font>

Can't get the color to work yet. Do you know how to do a 'strike through'?

Edited by ben2world on 12/27/2008 13:55:27 MST.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Forum Text Commands on 12/27/2008 14:16:47 MST Print View

strike through may not work since it is a deprecated tag, meaning it may not be supported in the newest web browsers in it's orignal tag type. Cascading style sheets may allow a line through text. Or something like that.

RJ's original html how to post:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=37

Edited by jshann on 12/27/2008 14:19:43 MST.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
strikethrough on 12/27/2008 14:17:09 MST Print View

<strike>test</strike>
<del>test</del>
<s>test</s>
<font style="">test</font>

Edited by simplespirit on 12/27/2008 14:20:47 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: strikethrough on 12/27/2008 14:27:59 MST Print View

Chris:

Don't you just hate it when the commands don't work?

John:

Thanks -- that's exactly the list I am looking for. Dare I ask, might there be an updated version since 2004?

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: forum text list - dont work on 12/27/2008 14:33:36 MST Print View

FAILED

test:

    ordered list test
    back
    pack
    light


      unordered list test
      back
      pack
      light

      Edited by gmatthews on 12/27/2008 14:35:32 MST.

      George Matthews
      (gmatthews) - MLife
      Re: Re: strikethrough on 12/27/2008 14:39:28 MST Print View

      Ben

      I don't know much about html, but understand that style sheets are the preferred way to handle text, etc

      Easier to manage large volumes of web pages. Can change all page "looks" by editing the style sheet.

      Then you focus on just content for the actual web pages. The colors, etc is the job of the style sheet.

      Experts please elaborate : ) I'm sure you will

      Ben 2 World
      (ben2world) - MLife

      Locale: So Cal
      Re: strikethrough on 12/27/2008 16:27:27 MST Print View

      George:

      Just to clarify... I was just asking for the list of commands that THIS BPL SITE can use for posting purpose. I am not asking for commands to use for writing my own web page. Thanks.

      Chris W
      (simplespirit) - MLife

      Locale: .
      Re: Re: strikethrough on 12/27/2008 16:40:50 MST Print View

      Ben-

      All of those I listed except the last one are deprecated. The correct method is via a CSS text-decoration attribute which is what I was trying in the last one.

      Ben 2 World
      (ben2world) - MLife

      Locale: So Cal
      Re: strikethrough on 12/27/2008 17:16:29 MST Print View

      I <strike>hate</strike> love BPL!

      Ben 2 World
      (ben2world) - MLife

      Locale: So Cal
      Re: Re: strikethrough on 12/27/2008 17:17:36 MST Print View

      OK, I give up...

      Roger Caffin
      (rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

      Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
      Re: Re: strikethrough on 12/31/2008 00:01:24 MST Print View

      Ben

      If you scroll up a bit you will find that John Shannon has answered your question already - days ago in fact.

      Cheers

      Ben 2 World
      (ben2world) - MLife

      Locale: So Cal
      Re: strikethrough on 12/31/2008 00:06:45 MST Print View

      Hi Roger:

      Thanks. I saw John's post and responded with a "thanks" and a follow up question up above. Were there any changes/additions since 2004? I guess not...

      Roger Caffin
      (rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

      Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
      Re: Re: strikethrough on 12/31/2008 02:15:19 MST Print View

      Hi Ben

      > Were there any changes/additions since 2004?
      Well, I don't think anyone has emailed Ryan J asking for any.

      Cheers