[wp-hackers] Code Tag Driving me Nuts!!

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Oct 29 11:13:43 GMT 2006

Computer Guru wrote:
> Is the <code></code> tag supposed to (in WP) display whatever is in between
> it tit-for-tat or is it supposed to parse the HTML within?
> It's driving me _nuts_!
> I'm trying to put up a post that has more code than normal text, and I just
> can't for the life of me figure out how to get my stuff to display right!
> If I put un-encoded HTML straight into the <code> tags, it'll display OK in
> WP, but it'll completely screw up my other apps that use the WP database.

It's not clear, but you may be trying to use the code tag as a CDATA 
section. That's not it's purpose. All the code element is supposed to do 
is mark a section as code, which usually means monospacing it. That's it.

If it's not doing that, or it's doing more than that, then this is a bug.

If you expect it to do something beyond that, then the bug is yours. 
Please elaborate. i.e. what do you put in? what do you get? what do you 

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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