[wp-hackers] Re: [wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #2691: HTML comments in posts aren't handled properly.

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Wed Apr 26 05:55:14 GMT 2006

___/ On Tue 25 Apr 2006 09:35:44 BST, [ Mike Little ] wrote : \___

> On 4/25/06, WordPress Trac <wp-trac at lists.automattic.com> wrote:
>> #2691: HTML comments in posts aren't handled properly.
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>        Id:  2691       |      Status:  new
>> Component:  General    |    Modified:  Tue Apr 25 07:51:49 2006
>>  Severity:  normal     |   Milestone:
>>  Priority:  normal     |     Version:  2.0
>>     Owner:  anonymous  |    Reporter:  gord
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>  <snip />
>> Comment (by skeltoac):
>>  This is what is implied: nobody who has seen this has found it important
>>  enough to spend their time rewriting autop to work around comments. The
>>  applicable mantra is "edge case." You are welcome to work up a patch and
>>  submit it for testing and consideration.
> So, along with dropping the accessibility of WordPress admin, because,
> presumably, all those blind, partially-sighted, and physically
> disabled people are 'edge case'; we are now dropping the 'standards
> compliant' part of WordPress
> Whatever happened to:
> "WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform
> with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability."
> Oh wait! It's still there on the web site, perhaps it needs removing.
> Or perhaps it needs rewording: Try dropping 'usability' and 'web
> standards'. Perhaps add 'coolness' and 'buzz word compliance'.

Regarding  accessibility, there is a tradeoff involved. Perhaps making the
presentation layer more isolated and less reliant on JS (I know there is a
fallback, but it's iffy) is the way to go. Modularity has been compromised
and lack of compliance with standard further contributes to such issues.

The  administration  panel  is not as 'skinnable' as it  once  was,  which
prevents simplification/enhancement for a variety of purposes. I am yet to
see  how WordPress can be managed from Lynx or a PDA with a small  display
(a  mobile  telephone  perhaps).  The disabled could  contribute  to  such
discussions.  I  can  vividly recall one blind girl from  the  Forum.  She
struggled to run her blog with 2.0.

With  WYSIWYG editing, as well as AJAX-type interfaces, it often  appeared
as  though this idealogy of extension through plug-ins had been  forsaken.
While Windows Vista, KDE and iTunes have fallen victim to greed for flash,
Firefox gives a contrary example.

Best wishes,


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