locked Re: formatting bar disappears in some cases when editing a post #bug
On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
You were editing: https://groups.io/g/beta/message/10309, which was your reply to message: https://groups.io/g/beta/message/10301
Message 10301 was a plain text message. Your reply also was a plain text message (because the original was a plain text message and you didn't add any formatting when you composed it using Apple Mail). When editing an existing message, if it's plain text, we don't convert it to HTML, and therefore put up the plain text edit window which doesn't contain any formatting options.
So, it looks like things were working as designed. Should we convert plain text messages to HTML when editing them? I don't know what the right answer to that is. Doing so would screw up the message history, so that you (probably) couldn't see what had changed with the edit. But not doing so leads to confusion as you saw. And Sir Topham Hat doesn't like confusion (sorry, too much little kid TV lately).