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Hey! I judge people on their abilty to spell, making a spell checker would be baaad. Unless it issued a summary of the number of spelling mistakes and highlighted them in red, and didn't let you change them. ;o) But even then, you couldn't interfudgificate words without the spell checker flagging it.

As for the bad code high-lighter, this is an excellent idea, if only for newbie posters, especially when the post is: "why doesn't my code compile" ;o). There are flaws when code tags are used to wrap text that might usually be written using pre tags.

Also what do you do for folk like AgentM and his pedantry and his incistance that American-english is the right thing for the web?

Brother Frankus.


In reply to Re: Re: spell checker by frankus
in thread spell checker by lindex

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

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  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
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  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
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