Problem with comment in CriticMarkup

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22 Dec, 2017 10:48 PM

The comment syntax{>> <<} in CriticMarkup doesn't seem to be working either for Markdown or for the HTML version. Is this a known bug? If so, is there a workaround? Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 23 Dec, 2017 12:49 AM

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    What isn't working for you? It works fine for me.

    Are you sure you didn't disable it in the preferences by using Markdown


  2. 2 Posted by wed on 23 Dec, 2017 03:25 PM

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    I'm not using Markdown only. Have checked the pref box for Enable CriticMarkup Support (the other CriticMarkup syntax rules work (addition, substitution, etc.)

    I do this:
    This is a test. {>>What is it a test of?<<}

    And expect this result:
    This is a test. What is it a test of? <!-- Should the result be in a different color? -->

    Instead, nothing changes. I just get:
    This is a test. {>>What is it a test of?<<}

    Am I incorrect about what I think the result should be? In any event, nothing changes.

    Thanks for your assistance!!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 23 Dec, 2017 04:00 PM

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    Your example works fine for me. The comment is colored in the editor pane.

    The result in the preview depends on what CSS you're using. Some CSS
    changes the color, some also adds `{>>` and `<<}` for visual separation,
    and some does nothing as it doesn't include rules for CriticMarkup. So
    the visual results will depend on which CSS you use. Check the HTML
    source to confirm that it is working properly.


  4. 4 Posted by wed on 23 Dec, 2017 04:35 PM

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    In terms of MultiMarkdown Composer, I'm using CriticMarkup in Preview CSS under the View menu. Is this the CSS you are referring to? Do I need to create my own CSS tag?

    When I convert the md to html, I get the same result, with the md tag showing {>> <<} in the html.

    {==Truth is stranger than fiction==} {>>strange but true<<}

    <mark>Truth is stranger than fiction</mark><span class="critic comment">strange but true</span>

    Does this help track down the issue I'm having?

    I appreciate your help!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Fletcher on 23 Dec, 2017 05:57 PM

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    Sounds like it is working properly - the HTML has the proper markup.

    You can change your CSS to do whatever you like in terms of color, showing or hiding delimiters, or even moving comments to another place by changing positioning. You can even hide comments altogether if desired.

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. 6 Posted by wed on 24 Dec, 2017 12:26 AM

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    Thanks! Played with the CSS and figured it out.

    I'm new to Markdown, but enjoying it greatly. A great resource for my work.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Fletcher on 24 Dec, 2017 12:33 AM

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    It takes a slightly different mindset, but once you get used to it, it's quite powerful.

    Glad it's working!!


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  8. Fletcher closed this discussion on 09 Jan, 2018 02:39 PM.

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