[wp-hackers] adding HTML to readme.txt

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Fri May 11 11:16:07 UTC 2012

Can you explain what exactly it's used to achieve? (Sorry, The
wikipedia page didn't really help me understand what your use-case
To be honest, from the sniplet of HTML you've given I wouldn't expect
that to be displayed verbatim, simply due to needing to control what
HTML is output to prevent plugins breaking things.

The bbPress plugin that powers the Plugin directory is open source:
I unfortunately have a feeling that that's a bit out of date with
what's currently used, and I can't actually find the readme parser
there anymore, but there might be something there to help you.

On 11 May 2012 21:07, Phillip Lord <phillip.lord at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> Ryan McCue <lists at rotorised.com> writes:
>> Phillip Lord wrote:
>>> I am guessing that readme.txt is not actually parsed my markdown but
>>> something related. Is it possible to include raw HTML in? Can anyone
>>> point me to an example?
>> It is parsed by Markdown, but it's also passed through kses, which is most
>> likely where the problem is arising.
>> I'm sure one of the WordPress.org guys can chime in about exactly what kses
>> replaces, but it's roughly the same as wp_kses()
> Ah. wp_kses should let it through (it allows span with class and title).
> I will have to hope someone knows for sure, as doing this black box is
> going to be a bit futile.
> Phil
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