Do we need to keep support for bbcode [ol] and [li] tags


(Sam Saffron) #1

As I am porting over our Markdown engine I am coming across some gems.

One of them is that we support

[ol]
[li]hello world[/li]
[/ol]

Which outputs:

[ol]
[li]hello world[/li]
[/ol]

I wonder, do we need to keep this support?

To me this feels like something importers should take care of, not the default engine. I can not think of one reason why it is superior to:

1. hello world

(Jay Pfaffman) #2

Sounds true, except for sites that are already imported and didn’t change these codes because they didn’t need to. But maybe it won’t matter unless or until a site with those codes rebakes such a post?


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #3

As far as I’m concerned we might as well move practically all of our bbcode handling into a plugin, similar to “Awesome BBcodes”.

It could be an officially bundled plugin which is not enabled by default.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Maybe, we still rely heavily on [quote] so it should be more like

  • Basic bbcode (in core)
  • Extended bbcode (plugin)

We also have that bbcode color plugin so that should be merged with extended bbcode eventually too.


(Sam Saffron) #5

My call is not, this removal has raised almost no support.

Weird bbcode features are in this sandbox plugin


(Sam Saffron) #6