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

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Karelke, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Karelke

    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[/]
    [/]
    
     
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    What purpose does that really serve? [​IMG]
     
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's quicker when entering the tags manually and also avoids the problem of incorrect nesting.
     
  4. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. Brogan

    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.
     
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I know :). I am talking about nesting/properly closing them as well.
     
  7. Karelke

    Karelke Active Member

    It's quicker.

    That's an easy pattern to recognize:

    bbcode.png
     
  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known 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...
     
  9. Vincent

    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
     
  10. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Actually, with far less key strokes than you can imagine, it's easier than doing the BBcode by hand in the first place.
     
  11. Karelke

    Karelke Active Member

    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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