[whatwg] markup as authored in practice

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Dec 3 13:59:44 PST 2006

James Graham wrote:

> This is nonsense. flickr, blogger, wordpress and many other popular 
> systems that allow user-provided content (as opposed to author provided) 
> all use angle brackets.

WordPress allows angle brackets. However I almost never use them. 
Instead I use its markdown format. Most other users do the same, I 
think. By default these days WordPress ships with a WYSIWYG editor 
(which I turned off because it blows chunks, but there are better ones 
out there).

I suspect the others you mention are similar. I don't ever remember 
using angle brackets on Blogger, but it's been a while.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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