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SAP Answers: Code syntax highlighting only on answers but not comments

Hi 1DX team

Not sure if this is something that is not implemented yet or will not be. From testing in the following question, it looks like syntax highlighting is only available on "Answer" responses and not "Comments" (to the question or to answers in the question).

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As discussions can get quite technical, it could lead to clarifications to submitted "Answers" in the form of comments to the answers, and these "comments" may possibly involve code too (i.e. modifications to the code submitted in the original answer). It make sense that such code in the comments part should have syntax highlighting too - after all, the editor for the comment do provide a "Code" button.

Regards

Eng Swee

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    Posted on Jun 03, 2016 at 05:54 PM

    Hi Eng Swee,

    Thank you for your feedback, will add to the feedback log.

    with kind regards,

    Bill

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    • Hi Moshe

      Thanks for your update.

      First of all, I want to say that the 1DX & SCN teams continued effort for the new platform is much appreciated. In light of that, I hope my following comments will be viewed constructively.

      I remember reading somewhere that the guiding principle is that the new community won't go live until it is deemed suitable and gets buy-in from the user community (my own paraphrase). However, I've noticed a trend that many features requested and feedback provided by the community are somewhat put into a "won't be available at go live" bucket. While I'm sure some of these are no showstopper, these are feedback that we as users feel would add value and give a more coherent experience for the new community.

      As it is, many already feel the lack of coherency between the many different aspects of the new community - at best it's being called fragmented. I myself is really struggling to imagine what to expect when the system finally goes live.

      Regards

      Eng Swee

  • Posted on Sep 06, 2016 at 02:33 AM

    Has the syntax highlighting in Answers been removed?

    None of the comments at any level have highlighting now! See the screenshot below compared to my initial screenshot which shows Ervin's reply having syntax highlighting.


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