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  1. FuZZ1L0G1C


    Mar 25, 2014
    As an amateur coder in HTML, I've read with keen interest your tutorial on BB code.
    It looks very similar to HTML, with tag delimiters <> being replaced by [].
    Just for curiosity, is this a code developed specifically for EP, or is it used in other applications?
    And what do the letters BB stand for?
    I wrote a few lines of sample code using BB syntax then saved two output files TEST.HTM and TEST.BB as a test.
    The *.HTM opened in Chrome but appeared as typed with square tags included (not seen by chrome as tags).
    The *.BB extension was not recognized (of course) by Explorer. (open....).
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    BB probably stands for "bulletin board" and bb code is supported by the software this site uses. I'm sure it's not unique to xenforo as I've used the same (or very similar) on sites that do not use xenforo.
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  3. Ian

    Ian Administrator

    Aug 23, 2006
    Yep, Steve is correct - BB Code is "Bulletin Board Code", a very simple markup language to be used on forums. It's generally only usable within forum software, so a browser won't understand the code when used stand-alone.

    Most forum editors are WYSIWYG now, so the BB Code is hidden behind the editor buttons and most people won't use it directly.
    FuZZ1L0G1C likes this.
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