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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:14 PM

8. Cool. I love people who love to learn. I'm a teacher, by profession, so, not a surprise. Btw, that

particular use of the forward slash comes from computer programming.

When you're typing a reply on DU some time, highlight a word you've written and click the "i" up there under the "Reply title" text box. You will see a bracketed i, for italic appear in front of the word. And you will see brackets containing a forward slash followed by an "i" appearing after it. That's tells the browser to start italicizing at the beginning of the word and to end the italicizing after it. Click the Preview button to see it rendered.

I'm no coding expert by any means, but that's basic HTML. Now you know almost as much as I do about it.

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