Eyenot (eyenot) wrote in suggestions,

LJ-Cut : Omission of output from LJ-Cut tag

LJ-Cut : Omission of output from LJ-Cut tag

Short, concise description of the idea
The lj-cut tag should be modified to not produce any output, such as notext instead of text="".

Full description of the idea
The lj-cut tag is very useful but the linked text it outputs is not always wanted or practical. It would be better as an editing tool if it did not have to interrupt the flow of the entry. The full, uncut contents of the entry could still be viewable as normal, but the tag would not attempt to output text or links where it occurs. Preferably, the tag would not even output a single space to notify where it is located.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Flow of entry no longer interrupted by the parentheses and texts usually output by lj-cut.
  • Benefits of lj-cut without the requirement of special output that might not 'work' with the entry.
  • LJ-cut overall less noticeable and less imposing.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • People won't notice immediately that an entry was cut. Authors might feel inclined to place notices at the bottom of entries telling readers that the entire text is readable in the comments-page.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Add an additional argument to the tag, something like 'notext', that causes the routine to escape from outputting anything while still performing the function of hiding contents.
Tags: lj-specific markup, § historical
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