I have wandered off into the rough. Should have been keeping my aim at the green, hands on the club, eye on the ball, but I haven't. Finding my path back, to finish the hole, complete the game, that's what I need to do. Too much sliding, being dragged or pushed in which ever way life so desired when I should be choosing my own path, blazing my own trail to goals I set. What can I say, lazy, that's me. I've wasted more gift and talent that 99% of people ever acquire. That has to stop. That stops now. Putting it down in words helps a lot. Reading it on the screen makes it an issue to be dealt with rather than some vague thought to be pushed aside, held back, deferred until a later time. I'm really good at procrastinating, expert level even.
One idea I've had, been mulling, looking for a good solution, is how to allow html editing on a page without allowing html input… Most html editing scripts use the browsers built in editing commands, turn on the command-exec feature built into modern browsers. But, I don't want to allow anon-internet-user to just enter anything they like, nothing with html tags in fact, just text. Any less than or great than should be turned into the appropriate escape, no xss, no script tags, therefore safe? Safer, at least.
One solution, to wrap each character in a textarea with a span and add/remove classes depending on what html-editor icons are clicked while that character is selected, putting the resulting html in a separate div. Deleting characters from the textarea and matching that to the div and array of current classes assigned to each element of the array (each character) is perhaps my only remaining stumbling block.
Not the easiest problem to solve, I admit. There's a reason most sns sites don't allow the average user to enter html into their posts, etc. It is far to easy, given html, to subvert the page to nefarious ends.
I may tend to over think things… Motivation and keeping on track, my biggest challenge.