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Problem with quotes and < ul > tag over more than one paragraph

Reported by: Camilla

Type: Bug

Status: Invalid

Created: 06/10/2009 01:52:26 PM

In Larry's post, where he uses the < ul > tag to cover two paragraphs, things to wonky if you use the survey-scheme for the quotes. In that case, only the first of the paragraphs remain covered by the tag. It isn't dire, but it is a bug.

Here is the post
http://www.readandfindout.com/scififantasy/messageboard/30047/
Hmm, say what now?
If I understand what you're saying, it doesn't do that for me. He has something like this:

blah
< ul>blah
blah< /ul>
blah

and the post looks like this:

blah
blah
blah
blah

which is how it's supposed to look. Are you saying it looks like this for you:

blah
blah
blah
blah

?

If so, you should probably reply with what browser you're using, and any odd settings you have that might have contributed. If that's not what you're talking about at all, maybe you could give more details, for my sake if nothing else? :P
Baaaaaaaaaaah.
I forgot you can't do spaces. And we have no preview for the bug system.

I see:

blah
...blah
...blah
blah

Do you see:

blah
...blah
blah
blah

?

s'what I meant.
Yes. *NM*
I am on firefox on a mac
but it also happens in opera and safari.
The crucial point is that I am using the survey-type quotes. Not the block.
Wait, no.
It should be

blah
blah
...blah
...blah
blah

but it is

blah
blah
...blah
blah
blah
I completely missed the part about the survey quotes. I apologize.
You're definitely right, it does as you say. I'm not sure it's really a bug though. What's happening is that html tags (all of them, not just ul) don't "extend" their influence through quote tags. To me, this makes sense, due to the fact that quotes often get pulled from different posts. For example, quoteid=1 might be from a message I posted, and quoteid=2 might be from a message you posted. It's basically embedding two different pages within the message, and it doesn't really make sense for an html tag to span them. The fact that they're specifically discrete entities makes me think this is proper behavior.

I'm not sure it would be possible to change this without changing the way quotes work pretty significantly, though Ben can obviously overrule me on that. I was just thinking of how I'd write it, and the logic doesn't seem easy.

Anyway though, definitely worth reporting, and I'm sorry I misunderstood you. Reading comprehension for the win, and all that. ;)

Re: Problem with quotes and < ul > tag over more than one paragraph
This is just incorrect use of html. User error, nothin I can do.

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