Playing with Comments

19 May 2004

Doug likes when I point out blog enhancements, so I'll note that I've added a little block on the left that shows the last comment posted to any article. I've also made comments preview first, then the second time you hit Submit, it'll save it. This should keep Doug from posting really badly formatted HTML in the future.

I've also pulled many of the field labels and java block comment-style border characters into the file, so they can be made to go away or change if desired. (If the darkside gets me and I want to make it look like VB, I can change the borders to apostrophe characters.)

Next, I think I'll look into implementing metadata (users, topics, links) management, so some of this can be made more dynamic, or maybe implement trackback to help link articles together, since I'm often commenting or referring to others' weblogs.

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