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BRIEF SUMMARY



This page describes the format for Edgecase comments and the available markup options.




CONTENTS



- Brief Summary
- Contents
- Basic Comment Format
- Available Markup Options




BASIC COMMENT FORMAT



Comments must be written in Printable ASCII.

In a comment, the characters
[<, >, \]
must be preceded by a backslash
(\)
.

Example comment (this is comment 0 on the article Excerpts from The Once and Future King by T H White):

In the sentence {The fate of this man or that man was less than a drop, although it was sparkling one, in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea.}, "was sparkling one" should be "was a sparkling one".


The text of this comment will not be altered when it is rendered. The curly brackets do not have a special meaning. They are just a way to indicate that a long sentence is being quoted.




AVAILABLE MARKUP OPTIONS



Available markup options:
- bold
- italic
- http hyperlink
- datafeed article link


Markup:

- bold:
<bold>[text]</bold>


- italic:
<italic>[text]</italic>


- http hyperlink:
<link>
<type>hyperlink</type>
<reference>http://the_web_address_goes_here</reference>
<text>the visible text goes here</text>
</link>


- datafeed article link:
<link>
<type>article</type>
<article_title>the title as written in the original text article goes here</article_title>
<datafeed>"edgecase" goes here</datafeed>
<datafeed_article_id>numeric datafeed article id goes here</datafeed_article_id>
<text>the visible text goes here</text>
</link>



Example of using bold and italic or both:

This is a comment.

It has <bold>some bold text</bold> and <italic>some italic text</italic>.

It also has <bold><italic>some bolded italic text</italic></bold> and <italic><bold>some italicised bold text</bold></italic>, which look exactly the same.


This will be rendered as:

This is a comment.

It has some bold text and some italic text.

It also has some bolded italic text and some italicised bold text, which look exactly the same.



Example of including an http hyperlink in a comment (this is a part of comment 0 on Joining the web of trust):

you can message deedbot/any user privately directly, you don't need to join some channel first; and re newcomers, it's usually safer for themselves to join one of the lords' channels first, really (e.g. #asciilifeform, #trinque, #eulora)
<link>
<type>hyperlink</type>
<reference>http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-22#1914934</reference>
<text>[Source]</text>
</link>


This will be rendered as:

you can message deedbot/any user privately directly, you don't need to join some channel first; and re newcomers, it's usually safer for themselves to join one of the lords' channels first, really (e.g. #asciilifeform, #trinque, #eulora)
[Source]



Example datafeed article link:

<link>
<type>article</type>
<article_title>Excerpts_from_The_Once_and_Future_King_by_T_H_White</article_title>
<datafeed>edgecase</datafeed>
<datafeed_article_id>40</datafeed_article_id>
<text>Excerpts from The Once and Future King by T H White</text>
</link>


This will be rendered as: