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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#6420 closed enhancement (wontfix)

shortcodes enhancement proposal

Reported by: ozh's profile Ozh Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5
Component: General Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


Shortcodes currently support tags like [tag]. I think adding support for a more degradable <tag> would be cool.

Say you code a plugin that uses the shortcode API and convert [foo] with something wicked. You add "[foo]" into all your posts. Cool.
Now, if you deactivate your plugin, all your posts show "[foo]" in plain. Not cool.

Using <foo> instead of [foo] is more degradable in a sense than if you deactivate your plugin, you just see nothing wrong, as <foo> is simply ignored by the browser.

Change History (5)

#1 @lloydbudd
15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.5 to 2.6

#2 @markjaquith
15 years ago

I generally code my plugins to use HTML comments as shorttags, for that very reason.

#3 @strider72
15 years ago

Probably better to make it a comment, e.g. <!--foo-->, for the sake of validation. If a tag, at least make them self-closing, e.g. <foo />

#4 @matt
15 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The whole point to do it not as a HTML comment or HTML tag is that it's something that you can copy and paste anywhere, including the WYSIWYG, without it trying to be interpreted.

#5 @lloydbudd
14 years ago

  • Milestone 2.6 deleted
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