OMFG!Oh My God! Someone actually reads the devblog! Good, because it's gonna get juicy in two oh oh six, methinks. Not one, but THREE suggested methods of making text into HTML, but guys! To a man, you miss the point - because, cunningly, I didn't offer it..
It needs to *know* what bits are what.
You can't do this with CSS, or simple includes, can you? Hmm. maybe. Feel free to offer specifics. Rake about onsite, too, there's alreasy a text viewer that makes a pretty neat job of any old text document, highlighting and all.
Maybe I'll add comments to the devblog, Lord knows I've had enough requests to add it to the corzblog release, hmm, underneath the blogs themselves, like those pages with comments on the main site, the ones the spammers love so much - Hey! You keep buying the domains dudes! I'll just keep adding them to my spammers list!
And more; with the magic of php, I'm going to do a spammers page, very like my ip page. Mainly because the list is getting too long to be a simple preference inside the bbcode parser*..
'astromarv.com', 'carmen-electra', 'angelina-jolie', 'justin-timberlake', 'dish-network', 'missy-elliott', 'byondart.com', 'getmydata.cn', 'bag1881.com', 'krasaonline.cz', 'mut.cz', 'inetmag.cz', 'kavglob.cz', 'casino poker black jack', 'Nice design, good work !', 'reality-inzert.cz', 'spkk.cz', 'hotelcecere.it', 'autoscuolevalenza.it', 'eversene.com', 'gerhardt-wein.de', 'evonshireavenue.org.uk', 'billedprojektkonsulenten.dk', 'dbh.dk', 'amctheatres.com', 'newsdirectory.com', 'morecambebayfs.co.uk', 'maxsms.pl', 'marmota.ro', 'premierestudios.ro', 'spportal.co.uk', 'sunscreenmultimedia.de', 'qbix.pl', 'imperialrugby.co.uk', 'mansfield-notts.co.uk', 'imr.org.pl', 'popag.co.uk', 'oliverbrunotte.de', 'katerpage.de', 'svenkorzer.de', 'taywoodphotographic.co.uk', 'vbsh.dk', 'divshop.com', 'alti-staal.dk', 'dixis.dk', '9er.dk', 'ein.dk', 'poker-fix.com', 'forfattervaerkstedet.dk', 'it-radiologi.dk', 'luftmadrassen.dk'
See what I mean? It needs a place of its own.
The bbcode parser, or perhaps the comment engine itself, will read this list and use it to prevent spamming, per spec, but also it will present this list as an HTML page. This page is for the spam-bots to chew on, and with php I will have it present their evil domain names as clickable email addresses.
When the criminals are mastering the technology, you owe it to all good people to bloody well keep up! Well, that's one opinion, anyway.
So, where was I? Ah, yes, the text to html device would know, for instance, that the first line was the "title", and would give it a different style. There are other possibilities, of course.
ps.. yup, I finally got the ath.cx to the .org, looks alright, huh. The old (white) pages will vanish over time, being replaced by these swell orange chats. Internet Explorer users, what can I say, I'll maybe have another look at the code, another day Get Firefox, will ye!
YES! I KNOW I HAVEN'T RELEASED THE XHTML VERSION! Soon, okay? Promise!