mitoXD's avatar
At least it works for the dA sites (for me). The tags are automatically detected and converted, such as e.g. the (emot)icon shortcuts in the form of ":xxx:", regardless which graphical browser is in use. – However I remember running into problems when I mixed formatted contents with raw HTML. Hence I’m trying to avoid that. Besides interactively pasting icons into HTML via "Add Media" functions flawlessly of course.

Within other CMSes like WordPress or Typo3 it’s different though: In their editors, you simply must explicitly select HTML mode.

Yet pre-composing large portions of text externally (in HTML within an editor that knows syntax highlighting) yields other advantages, too. First, it saves you from data loss in case the website is crashing, or closing the dA browser window by mistake! Further, you can check out your drafts in another tab without submitting. – Look at this gallery for example: The descriptions are all pre-composed and heavily tested.

The only little draw-back with this method is when it comes to post-editing. You’d have to decide whether to do that in the browser or in your editor again for not getting confused with version conflicts and posting old stuff~ But it’s worth the effort!
linux-rules's avatar
Indeed! woah, I couldn't do before a div id. how did you do that? My code with div id was always reconverted...
mitoXD's avatar
A "div id"?! Please specify.

Any "div id" in the source is dA-internal. Deviants can’t do that; such special tags will be ignored. Please see inetc. (again) what is allowed.
linux-rules's avatar
but you did something similar in here:  ssid-holo by mitoXD ssid-holo#cnts . how you get that placeholder? (#cnts) I don't know much HTML so I though than that could be only achived with div id...
mitoXD's avatar
That’s just internal hyperlinks. Within the deviation description, I gave different source/reference anchor tags <a ...></a> (empty = unclickable!) at certain positions individual names (like IDs) and referred to them from elsewhere. The source URL href="#" just means the very same page to avoid reloading. So clicking a target link beginning with a hash directly jumps to a named position.

Do a Control + U, find e.g. "cnts" via Control + F and learn about this technique. Find out what happens when the target link is only "#" and requires no explicit source name.

HTH
linux-rules's avatar
You don't know how useful it wast this comment for me. Thank you so much :worship:
mitoXD's avatar
My pleasure. ^^
linux-rules's avatar
I know :D I love internal hyperlinks :D I didn't know that it can be done without div id's Is what I have always used in my blog.

so...a <a href="#" name="cnts"> behaves like a <div id="cnts"> ? :D awesome!!

thank you very much!
mitoXD's avatar
You’re welcome!