New New Comments Thingie: Now, With Preview

Thanks to a suggestion from Mark Jaquith, we appear to have found a more elegant solution for making it easier to do simple HTML coding (bold, italics, strikethrough, blockquote) in comments. And added an optional preview feature as well.

As always, let us know if there are quirks.

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  1. JazzShaw says:

    Well…. let’s see. I could try quoting somebody.

    In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one. – H. L. Mencken

    Yep. Seems to work fine.


  2. sam says:

    “As always, let us know if there are quirks.”

    It works!

  3. sam says:

    Also, my browser’s spell check works now. Sweeeeness, er, Sweetness.

  4. tom p says:

    the only quirk I noticed yesterday was that it came and went.

  5. James Joyner says:

    This is yet a different one. Yesterday’s had some problems that screwed up the backend and really didn’t get the job done.

    The only problem I’m seeing with this one if that the comments it emails to authors are in html code rather than formatted text. I’m hoping we can fix that.

  6. sam says:

    Also, my browser’s spell check works now. Sweeeeness, er, Sweetness.

    Jes chekin’ — that code thing is neat.

  7. sam says:

    Let’s try this:

  8. sam says:

    hmm, well, that didn’t work. Copied Dodd’s link to the crusades graphic in to see if I could post it.

    Probably a directory with no other permissions.