[wp-hackers] Plugin to post source code needs testing

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Sep 10 20:09:11 GMT 2007

On 9/9/07, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> As for GeSHi, that's server side. This plugin relies entirely on Javascript
> to do the highlighting and box. It makes it much easier to be honest, plus
> it works better for text readers.

1. How does it make it easier? I use WP-Syntax and just add wrappers
around my code that look like <pre lang="php">...</pre> and it just
works. I don't see that that is any easier to do than add [sourcecode]
wrappers. As far as implementation, you upload the plugin and activate
it. Can't get much simpler.

2. WP-Syntax generates completely valid XHTML and CSS for the code,
any text reader will read it just fine.

3. Using a server side system like GeSHi seems like a better solution
to me. For one thing, you don't have the page render the code first in
plain ugly black text and then suddenly have it jump to nice and
colored once the javascript kicks in.

I gotta say that while this is an interesting approach, the server
side approach is a better one which just makes more sense. So I'll
stick to WP-Syntax.


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