I figured I could find some long questions in the Featured section. Indeed, for example, How to exclude a folder that is producing warnings/errors in an Eclipse project? currently triggers the button for Reader in Safari. Like expected:
- This only includes the question text (but it seems complete, including the images).
- No comments.
- No answers.
- No votes, and no option to vote on the fly.
- Abuse of Markdown options (like odd usage of quotes in this example) yields odd results.
However, in other situations a relatively long answer can trigger Safari's Reader option, like Shog9's answer in What is the reason for the top secret two space newline markdown weirdness?
1: For some question, Safari Reader decides to render the text from the question.
2: For some other question, Safari thinks the main text is to be found in one of the answers.
3: Code blocks might be lacking the horizontal scrollbar.
4: Reader does not show an inline table with images from a SO blog post.
So, though the above applies to Safari's Reader, I guess the following also applies to Kindle's Article mode:
- I guess it's hard to get both the question and its answers included.
- If this works, then I guess for questions with many answers, one wants all answers to show together. (Safari Reader can do pagination, but I doubt it can get pagination from results that are already paginated by the web server. Even if it can: currently the SOFU pagination repeats the question on each page, which might interfere with other pagination.)
- Like with the feature request for Reader support: I kind of think that voting (seeing votes, and casting votes) is important, and putting an effort in supporting Safari's Reader or Kindle's Article mode, also disables voting for those who're using that layout.
(Still: do the above examples also trigger Kindle's Article mode? And how? Wondering if this very answer will trigger Reader as well? Yes, it does for now, as long as this answer is the longest? It ignores the new paragraph below the images...)