This is a test

– Posted in: Miscellaneous
1 comment

One of the few irritations I’ve had using non-IE browsers is that Movable Type’s text editing buttons only showed up in IE. This is because those buttons depended on some code that only worked in IE. Well, if this test post works, I’ve just found a fix. Using code and following the explanations found on Movalog, I installed a whole slew of buttons, some of which I don’t even know what they’re for, such as “s” and “b-quote.” This fix works well in Firefox 1.0PR and okay in Opera 7.5. In Opera you have to click the button first, then type the text you want to modify, then click the “close tags” button. Coincidentally, this is how tags function in phpBB, a common discussion forum software, when used in Opera. In Firefox they also function the way I am more accustomed to using them: by typing the text first, selecting it, and clicking the appropriate modification button. In Firefox it also puts a horizontal scroll bar in the entry box–but not in Opera– but the buttons look more polished in Firefox.

Note: I originally made two test posts, one in Opera and one in Firefox. After making sure there weren’t any differences in publishing between the two browsers, I deleted one post. The only people who might notice are those who view this in a feed reader. I hope this helps others looking for an easy way to modify text in Movable Type.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

Comments on this entry are closed.

jenn October 20, 2004, 11:47 am

The b-quote is a blockquote – it will keep the selected text together and indent the lot of it (from both margins). It’s good for long quotes or excerpts of text.

I use the html for this a good bit.