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Issue with formatting of code when using the upsert API

By Christian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-05-31 14:04:18.552Z

Hi @KajMagnus

We're implementing our "Get Script Help" help panel inside SoundFlow, where a user can click a button to get help with the current script, and it will ask them a few questions before then auto-generating a forum entry for them.

You can see an example here:
https://forum.soundflow.org/-2207/question-5

As you can see, the code (using the three backticks method) doesn't get properly shown. If I manually edit the body text and then save in the browser, it will be shown correctly.
Any workaround we can apply to make sure the code displays correctly?

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  1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-06-01 05:48:39.626Z2020-06-01 06:04:38.739Z

    Probably because the upsert API expects html not CommonMark.

    I think I should change so CommonMark will be the default, otherwise "everyone" who uses this API will get confused.

    Ok with you? Thereafter ``` should work as expected directly.

    There can also be a bodyMarkupLang field which the API caller could set to HTML or CommonMark.

    Any workaround

    <pre><code> or sth like that, instead of ```, should work also before the server has started accepting CommonMark. However that's not so user friendly if people want to edit their posts later

    1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-06-01 09:10:47.807Z

      It would be great to switch to CommonMark so it works exactly like input in the browser :) That's easy to understand for everybody.

      1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-06-01 09:11:42.083Z

        On this same note by the way - the notification emails display html tags right now when coming from an API generated thread/post.
        So there should probably be some filtering of the content that goes out into the emails when it's coming from the API.

        1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-06-08 10:03:42.366Z

          I think I've fixed all these things (last week). I have in mind to upgrade your server this evening or tomorrow morning.

          (The emails — oddly enough, I previously inserted the raw CommonMark source in the email quotes (sanitized). Now it'll be just the text, without any formatting, instead)

          1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-06-09 08:08:49.405Z

            Sounds great, let me know when it's live and I'll make a test :)

            1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-06-09 09:20:25.980Z

              Ok, now I just upgraded the server — so now you can make test at any time

              1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-06-09 09:22:33.881Z

                Awesome! It works :)

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