[Chugalug] Why is bbcode still around?

William Wade willm.wade at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 14:32:31 UTC 2013


This is the new open source forum setup from the founder of StackOverflow.
Looks really nice: http://www.discourse.org/

I suspect that part of why bbcode is still around is because this was only
just released.


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Because non-careful sanitation of HTML will result in XSS issues and other
> nastiness. That is a bad thing. You're just flat out better off not
> accepting HTML at all. Hence bbcode, markdown, etc.
>
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>
>> Why not do forums in html or xhtml?
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