June 8th, 2003

  • pne

FAQ 96 (Comment link overrides) and the "Disjointed" style

FAQ 96 says that the first group of comment link overrides is compatible “with the "Default LiveJournal", "Punquin Elegant w/ Sidebar", "Notepad", "Refried Paper", "Clean and Simple", "Disjointed", and "Magazine" styles”.

However, while the override is certainly compatible (in the sense that it doesn't show in a wildly different place, such as would occur if you used the override in Generatot), it introduces extra space, which has confused at least one user (leading to this request).

Should there be another section for Disjointed without the <p> tags?

On the other hand, that would make the FAQ even more confusing than it already is (with the three existing sections of overrides, and people occasionally use the wrong kind for their style).

  • ruakh

FAQ #75 and LJ-specific non-URLs.

So I was looking through the code the other day, and found that there are actually a whole lot of LJ-specific non-URLs.
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Is there a reason these aren't in the FAQ?

1. It's a minor point, but these aren't really "URL forms," since a URL is a Uniform Resource Locator. (Unless "URL form" is meant to mean "code that has the 'form' of a URL"?)
2. They only work when they're the value of an element's href attribute (so they won't autolinkify). Is that worth mentioning?

Document preview page

I don't actually know where I should be posting this...suggestions maybe? But it could be here, I'm not sure. Please do let me know if I should move it, thanks:)

I was thinking that since we have a lovely little system-style preview page (http://www.livejournal.com/customize/preview.bml), it would be nice to link to it on the Modify Journal page (http://www.livejournal.com/modify.bml) so that people can preview the styles before choosing one. I know very few users, aside from those involved with volunteering and such, who even know the preview page exists; I didn't know of it until very recently. I'm not sure where it IS linked from--the "back" button at the top leads to /customize, which doesn't link back to /customize/preview.bml--although I would assume it's connected to something, somewhere.

Since we have it, it seems like a bit of a waste to have it sort of unknown to users. There is a preview for the moods on /modify.bml, so as far as I can see, it should be good to have a style preview as well...