Lack of interest [Suggestion] Close bb code with [/]

Karelke

Active member
Maybe it's nice if you can close bb code with [/].

So instead of this:

Code:
[plain]
[quote]test[/quote]
[b]bold[/b]
[/plain]
You can do this:

Code:
[plain]
[quote]test[/]
[b]bold[/]
[/]
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
It's quicker when entering the tags manually and also avoids the problem of incorrect nesting.
 

Grover

Well-known member
... and also avoids the problem of incorrect nesting.
Well... I think it makes it only more complicated. What if you use multiple tags on the same line (as it is often -if not mostly- the case in forum postings):

Code:
[plain][quote]test[/][b]bold[/][/]
What closing tag belongs to what? For me this is more confusing than including the tagname inside the closing tag.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
I didn't say it made it more or less complicated to read, it just avoids the problem of users closing tags incorrectly.
 

Vincent

Well-known member
Nevertheless, how much "easier" this seems, it removes a lot of functionality of BBCodes.

Like you won't be able to do this thanks to that ;)
Hello

Well, you will be, but it's much harder :D
 

Onimua

Well-known member
Nevertheless, how much "easier" this seems, it removes a lot of functionality of BBCodes.

Like you won't be able to do this thanks to that ;)
Hello

Well, you will be, but it's much harder :D
Actually, with far less key strokes than you can imagine, it's easier than doing the BBcode by hand in the first place.
 

Karelke

Active member
I believe it's more recognizable when the actual name of the tag is mentioned. That way one does not have to think about it...
There is no problem when the [/] syntax is optionally. Then you can use [/tag] and I can use [/]. Everyone's happy.
 
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