HTML in Comments

I’ve made a couple of changes to the blog — minor things that will hopefully improve the experience for us all. First, I figured out how to allow ‘limited HTML’ (Typepad’s term, not mine) in the comments, which means you should be able to create hyperlinks the old-fashioned way, use bold and italics, and what not.
Also, remember when those funny, microscopic arrows showed up and suddenly it was next-to-impossible to figure out where the comments had gone? The little arrows led to extra pages, but they were hard to see (and still are). Well, it turns out I have the option of adding text beside them, so I did that, which should make it easier to navigate through some of the really lengthy comment-heavy posts.
So give in a whirl! And as always, thanks for dropping by.

8 Comments on “HTML in Comments

  1. Now, let me get this straight: I can do this, that, or even create a link to this article about the use of Bibles.
    Mark, as always you do exceptional work. Thanks for what you do, and for making visits to your blog such enjoyable experiences. This is a daily read for me.

  2. OK I’ll bite for all the HTML ‘Dummies” out there – would someone be so kind as to instruct the rest of us how to do the fancy, italics, bold, underline(?) and hyperlinks on words etc now that we have these features activated, or am the only one – I NEED the power of creative expression, but bold & italics & hyperlinks will suffice for now – thank you for any insights – anyone? :)

  3. Good question, Stuart. Here’s a good article about basic HTML codes and how they work. If you Google, you’ll find more information than you will ever want to read, but this should get you started.

  4. @ Ron – thanks for the HTML basics, it’s just what I needed. I feel like a pro and posted a nice little practice comment prior to this with a variety of html features in it but the typepad spamfilter accused me of having deceptive intentions & dobbed me in to JMB! leaving my comment pending……

  5. @ Ron – thanks for the HTML basics, it’s just what I needed. I feel like a pro and posted a nice little practice comment prior to this with a variety of html features in it but the typepad spamfilter accused me of having deceptive intentions & dobbed me in to JMB! leaving my comment pending……

  6. Don’t you hate the ‘double post’ dilemma (did it go through?, it’s not showing up?, maybe I should try reposting?, oh stink it’s a double post!) sorry……….

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