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Re: [Social-mediagoblin] description / comments markup type

From: will kahn-greene
Subject: Re: [Social-mediagoblin] description / comments markup type
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 11:00:45 -0400
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On 05/22/2011 09:24 PM, Aaron Williamson wrote:
> On 05/22/2011 11:00 AM, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>> We're going to have to run things throuh lxml.html.clean once we add
>> federation anyway to prevent XSS attacks.  Anyway, curious of what
>> people would prefer.
> I'm 100% for markdown or a similar non-HTML solution. Scrubbing user HTML is
> notoriously tricky, so I'd like to depend on it as little as possible. Also,
> HTML markup typically requires more characters and looks uglier than
> markdown-or-similar, which affects user experience IMOYMMVBRB.

I fully agree.

I personally don't like Markdown, but that's totally ok and it's a good
first implementation choice.  To serve my selfish interests, at some
point in the
I'll make the formatting system pluggable and use reST.


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