February 17, 2015
Comment HTML Stylesheet
Comment HTML is a black art. Here are a few pointers:
-- You can include hyperlinks like this.
More than two links in a comment will kick it into "junk purgatory." A blog author can publish it (it ain't lost) but it will not show until then.
-- You can set italics <em></em>
-- You can indent as blockquote <blockquote></blockquote>
To limit users' potential mischief, both of these tags are closed at the end of a paragraph. So if you want multiple paragraphs indented or italicized, you can tag each individually. But the pro trick is to insert line breaks <blockquote>Paragraph one.<br /><br />Paragraph two.</blockquote>
Lastly, to give the examples or to insert a bogus, snarky tag like <bozo voice>whohoo!</bozo voice>, you can use HTML special characters. The open character is < (less than) and the close, you guessed it is > So, the above example is <bozo voice>whohoo!&lt;/bozo voice&gt;
Posts have all the same capabilities (and then some) but not the limitations.
UPDATE: A link to this has been added onto the left nav bar right under the outdated bios that nobody reads...
UPDATE II: Here's a table of special HTML characters, in case you need a £ (&pound;) or € (€) or wish to be an überkøder™ (überkøder™). And, at the risk going too-meta, you get the ampersand with & (which I had to write &amp;).