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Two ideas for features

I've got a couple (four) ideas for features for iJournal, and I'd love to hear what you guys think about them. :)

1) It would be neat if you could have a "default sector" preference option--it would really help out those who like to have their journal be completely friends-only, for example.

2) The ability to adjust the date/time on journal posts? And on modifying them, perhaps?

3) An option which takes a greatly lower priority for me, but would still be cool: if, from within the "compose" window, you could set what memory groups the post would go into, and--after submitting--have it both appear on the journal, and be put into the respective memory categories.

4) Lastly, purely for those who aren't familiar with HTML, perhaps a WYSIWYG style-setting options? EG, you press cmd+i, type text in italics (with it appearing italics on screen), and press it again to go back to normal text. The idea being that, although Joe Schmoe End User sees italic text, iJournal actually submits the text with the (i* and (/i* around said text, for example. Not a high priority for me, because I know HTML. ;)

Anyhoo, my few coffee beans worth. :)

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athagon
Apr. 12th, 2002 05:49 pm (UTC)
And, just as proof of my knowledge of HTML, I totally screwed up on my escape codes for the fourth one. D'oh. :P

Should read: ...iJournal actually submits the text with the <i> and </i> around said text...
ebound
Apr. 12th, 2002 08:12 pm (UTC)
How DO you actually get the HTML to show up on the page without becoming italics, like in your comment?
athagon
Apr. 12th, 2002 08:19 pm (UTC)
Quite simply; using HTML escape codes.
Namely, &#60; for "<" and &#62; for ">". (Of course, having the & show up without your browser being confused (& is used at the start of escape code sequences), it too required an escape code; namely, the &amp; code. :P

(And my, escape coding the escape codes--this is getting awfully recursive.)
spike
Apr. 12th, 2002 09:54 pm (UTC)
Actually, the official "preferred way" is not to use numeric codes, but rather use mnemonic codes for the characters 'less than' and 'greater than'. Like this:

You type: &lt;i&gt;example italics&lt;/i&gt; and it comes out as <i>example italics</i>

So it's the same idea basically. Using "lt" and "gt" is prefered over using #60 and #62. (It's probably easier to remember for many people, too.) There's a nice reference chart here for all the HTML 'entity codes' like these.

-Spike
athagon
Apr. 12th, 2002 10:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I had forgotten the mnemonic escape codes some time back; and have been using the numerical ASCII versions since (not that it really bothers me, though.)
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