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April 15, 2016 at 09:16 #33603
Hi Mods, please could you let me know if italics, bold etc are still done in the same way (eg ) and if so where is the protocol shown? Thanks, John
April 15, 2016 at 15:50 #33607
Yes it should be the same as before. If you notice the basic codes are shown when posting in the forum here but not when commenting on posts. It is supposed to be displayed on posts and I’m not sure why it isn’t.
Remove space after “< " below.
< strong>bold< /strong>
< em>italics< /em>
< b>< /b>
< i >< /i>
Should also work. A complete list of the standard WordPress allowed html at https://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
April 16, 2016 at 14:20 #33626
Darth, thank you very much, that is very helpful. John
April 15, 2016 at 22:34 #33615
message for john spencer-davis
sorry but although i’ve been reading the blog for some years now, i’ve never contributed and don’t know how to.
however i’ve been folloswing the exchange between “john spencer-davis” and “jim” regarding pol pot.
could john spencer-davis pm me?
i think i have some info that he’d find useful
April 16, 2016 at 02:03 #33618
Sorry, we don’t have any pm facilities on the blog – users don’t register. However if both parties agree then moderators can pass on email addressees.
April 20, 2016 at 11:22 #33676
Darth, you may pass my e-mail details to Mike Bojko if you wish to now. Many thanks.
April 16, 2016 at 14:30 #33627
Thank you for your kind offer, very much appreciated. It is nice to know that people do actually read what is written on here. You sound like your contributions would be valuable, and I am sure that Darth would guide you through the process if necessary.
If you don’t mind: I am currently preparing a response to Jim, and I already had plenty of source material to assist me, and have discovered more by my own efforts. I’m most grateful for the offer, but would prefer to say that I had done it all on my own account up to now. If, when my response is posted, you know of additional supporting material (or, indeed, refuting material – I never have any objection to the truth), I would welcome it privately, or, possibly more appropriately, contributed for the benefit of all on the forum.
Thank you anyway, and I wish you well.
Darth, for the reasons given above, I do not give my agreement to you passing on my email address at this time. Thank you.
April 18, 2016 at 11:28 #33649
Phil the ex frog
Some context: ‘i’ is old web. ’em’ and ‘blockquote’ (along with lots of other tags) are part of a newer version of web mark up (HTML5).
‘i’ (an abbreviation of italics) just says ‘make this display differently’ which is useful for humans reading the text.
Whereas ’em’ and ‘blockquote’ provide the possibility to make the text look different to humans but also attempt to describe the text (to applications that read it). i.e. They attempt to explain why some text is different from other. Some text needs emphasizing. Some words are a quote.
These new tags are an attempt to better organize data and move towards data that can be better processed by machines.
May 31, 2016 at 13:03 #33918
I just noticed that when I posted a rant about eurovision where Greece and Cyprus was in BOLD “< strong> greece & cyprus < /strong> – that it was in BOLD when I checked my posting using Safari Version 9.1.1 , but the two countries were NOT in BOLD when I checked the post on Chrome Version 51.0.2704.63 (64-bit).
I checked on Webkit mobile Safari and it shows the relevant countries in BOLD there too, though quite a feint BOLD.
seems like it is just a hiccup with Chrome on Desktop, as my mobile Chrome renders the bold correctly
some more tests
in case it’s
- all of wordprex
May 31, 2016 at 13:05 #33919
I put a URL of my actual comment
https:// http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/05/i-daniel-blake/comment-page-4/ #comment-600039
and instead of the url, it ‘helpfully’ embedded the whole blog article, so I put the url above – with a couple of spaces