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Chapter 9. Creating a rich-text comment engine

This chapter covers

  • Enabling user comments
  • Supporting article delivery
  • Including rich-text editing

A striking characteristic of several successful modern websites and web applications is the way in which they support community, sometimes for its own sake and sometimes in the service of other goals. Examples include sites like Facebook (social networking), LinkedIn (career networking), Wikipedia (online encyclopedia), Digg (social bookmarking), DZone (tech-specific social bookmarking), Amazon (retail), Pinterest (photo sharing), and YouTube (video sharing).

One important way to create a sense of community is to allow users to submit comments. The comments might target articles, blog posts, ...

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