Adjacent to the view controls, the Reply button allows users to post a top-level comment on the Story. Furthermore, each displayed comment contains a ReplyToThis link. Both bring up the Post Comment form (see Figure 6-4), which provides a field for the subject heading and a field for comment text. The form will display the parent comment, if any, above the form. This makes it convenient to copy text to quote in a reply.
Figure 6-4. The Post Comment form
Slash automatically restricts the available HTML tags in comments to a set defined by site administrators. This
helps to prevent mischievous users from breaking the page’s layout by including a huge image or by adding
</TABLE> tags. The list of allowed HTML tags
can be set in the
approvedtags site variable and will
display just beneath the Post Comment form.
Another site variable,
allow_anonymous, controls whether non-logged-in users can post
comments. Even so, the Post Anonymously checkbox lets logged-in users post as
“Anonymous User” (the generic user pseudonym) without having to log out. If anonymous commenting has
been disallowed, non-logged-in users will get a “Sorry” message after clicking a Reply button or following a ReplytoThis link.
Slash provides four possible filters for comment text. The default,
HTML Formatted, removes disallowed HTML tags but makes no other changes to the submitted ...