Compose tips

input formats:
  • Filtered HTML:
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>

      This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.

      For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

      Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
      Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://kill.devc.at">kill -9 `/dev/cat`</a>kill -9 `/dev/cat`
      Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
      Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
      Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
      Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
      Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
      • First item
      • Second item
      Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
      1. First item
      2. Second item
      Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description.<dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
      First term
      First definition
      Second term
      Second definition

      Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

      If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

      Character DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
      Ampersand&amp;&
      Greater than&gt;>
      Less than&lt;<
      Quotation mark&quot;"
    • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.
  • PEAR Wiki:
    • You can use Default syntax. It is possible that not all formatting options are supported at the moment.

  • blogsome:
    • You can use Default syntax. It is possible that not all formatting options are supported at the moment.

    • Code highlighting can be done with the following tags:

      • <blockcode> - default codeblock or specify highlighting type with type, lang parameters

      Additional tips and options:

      • To highligh code as a block start the code on a newline after the code-tag, otherwise it will be highlighted inline.
      • The available languages for the language attribute are: abap, actionscript, actionscript3, ada, apache, applescript, asm, asp, autoit, bash, basic4gl, blitzbasic, bnf, c, c_mac, caddcl, cadlisp, cfdg, cfm, cpp, cpp-qt, csharp, css, d, delphi, diff, div, dos, dot, eiffel, fortran, freebasic, genero, gettext, glsl, gml, groovy, haskell, html4strict, idl, ini, inno, io, java, java5, javascript, kixtart, latex, lisp, lotusformulas, lotusscript, lua, m68k, matlab, mirc, mpasm, mxml, mysql, nsis, objc, ocaml, ocaml-brief, oobas, oracle8, pascal, per, perl, php, php-brief, plsql, python, qbasic, rails, reg, robots, ruby, sas, scala, scheme, sdlbasic, smalltalk, smarty, sql, tcl, text, thinbasic, tsql, vb, vbnet, verilog, vhdl, visualfoxpro, winbatch, xml, xpp, z80.
      • To enable linenumbers use start as attribute and optionally specify the starting number with ="number" or just =number after the attribute.

      Examples:

      LanguageInlineBlock
      perl<blockcode>inline code for perl</blockcode><blockcode>
      block code for perl
      </blockcode>