[wp-hackers] Shortcodes and formatting

Andrew Ozz admin at laptoptips.ca
Fri Apr 4 21:22:01 GMT 2008

Otto wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Mark Jaquith <mark.wordpress at txfx.net> wrote:
>>  <!--[shortcode]--> would have been nice, because it is self-cleaning.  But
>> it's probably too late to change it.  So let's not cry over spilled milk.
> No, I like this one, and it can be done in a compatible way. Just make
> the next version recognize <!--[shortcode]--> as equivalent to
> [shortcode]. If somebody really complains about it, we'll tell them to
> use the self-cleaning version of the shortcodes.
> This should be just a straightforward addition to the regular
> expression matching the shortcodes, no?

That sounds like a very good idea. Then we can add a small filter to 
TinyMCE to replace <!--[ (but not <!--[CDATA[) with [ on loading and put 
it back on saving, so the shortcodes can be typed or pasted in visual 
mode too.

Otto, are you going to make a ticket/patch? I can add the editor stuff.

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