Weblog Etiquette: Comments Forms

by Charles Miller on December 19, 2002

If your weblog has a comments form, it is a very good idea to have some kind of small-print on the form that explains how the submitted comment is going to be munged. It's very difficult to comment effectively when I don't know the following:

  • How do I start a new paragraph?
  • How do I insert a single linebreak?
  • How do I make a hyperlink?
  • What will happen to any HTML, angle brackets or &entities;?

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