Use of blockquote tag causes text outside a paragraph


(Kane York) #1

Continuing the discussion from The West Virginia chemical spill is just one example of a much bigger problem:

This post has text in the raw <div>, triggering the canary of smaller text.

<div class="cooked">I was just in the area of beautiful Asheville, NC, visiting my mom, and as we drove to the airport we passed the local power company's generation station (not sure if it's natural gas/coal) which is sitting right on the edge of the French Broad River.  From the <a href="http://wnca.org/asheville-coal-waste-illegally-polluting-the-french-broad-river/" rel="nofollow">Western North Carolina Alliance</a>:  

<br><blockquote>The plant has two old coal ash ponds, built in 1964 and 1982, that sprawl over 90 acres adjacent to the French Broad River.  The City of Asheville is about seven miles downstream from the plant.  Ash pond seepage has been documented for at least three decades, according to public records obtained by the groups.  The utility recently estimated leakage from the older impoundment may be as high as 1 million gallons per day.</blockquote>

<p>So there's that.  Dog forbid we should ever take an adult approach towards the environmental damage we're doing regularly and around the world.</p></div>

(Jeff Atwood) #2

The raw content is what is needed here not the baked version. The raw is:

I was just in the area of beautiful Asheville, NC, visiting my mom, and as we drove to the airport we passed the local power company's generation station (not sure if it's natural gas/coal) which is sitting right on the edge of the French Broad River.  From the <a href=http://wnca.org/asheville-coal-waste-illegally-polluting-the-french-broad-river/>Western North Carolina Alliance</a>:  
<blockquote>The plant has two old coal ash ponds, built in 1964 and 1982, that sprawl over 90 acres adjacent to the French Broad River.  The City of Asheville is about seven miles downstream from the plant.  Ash pond seepage has been documented for at least three decades, according to public records obtained by the groups.  The utility recently estimated leakage from the older impoundment may be as high as 1 million gallons per day.< /blockquote>
So there's that.  Dog forbid we should ever take an adult approach towards the environmental damage we're doing regularly and around the world.

I had to add a space after the 2nd blockquote, that’s a different Markdown bug we just exposed.

Adding CRLF before and after the blockquote fixes the rendering error.


(Kane York) #3

I, as a normal user, am unable to view the raw content, unless an edit is made (and even then I won’t be able to see it on BBS, because you can’t view other users’ edits).


(Jeff Atwood) #4

I believe the raw content should be available behind an URL, though it is not exactly publicized. Let me check.

aha: http://bbs.boingboing.net/raw/19318/5

Might need some adjustment though.


(Kane York) #5

Happened to another post:

http://bbs.boingboing.net/raw/19844/40


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Let’s see if this is fixed:

I was just in the area of beautiful Asheville, NC, visiting my mom, and as we drove to the airport we passed the local power company’s generation station (not sure if it’s natural gas/coal) which is sitting right on the edge of the French Broad River. From the Western North Carolina Alliance:

The plant has two old coal ash ponds, built in 1964 and 1982, that sprawl over 90 acres adjacent to the French Broad River. The City of Asheville is about seven miles downstream from the plant. Ash pond seepage has been documented for at least three decades, according to public records obtained by the groups. The utility recently estimated leakage from the older impoundment may be as high as 1 million gallons per day.
So there's that. Dog forbid we should ever take an adult approach towards the environmental damage we're doing regularly and around the world.

https://meta.discourse.org/raw/11932/6

No, it looks like everything after the <blockquote> is not in a para tag, so that is still a bit busted.


(Jeff Atwood) #7

This particular case is fixed, however the img tag can also cause it in the same scenario.


(Jeff Atwood) #8