Uppercase HTML TITLE
text in anchor tags gets converted to lowercase (I think via previewing a post). Seen here
on AskMe. Also seems to be buggy on MeFi
posted by sjvilla79
on Feb 11, 2006 -
HTML entities, like Π or Σ get converted in the input area
to the actual displayed characters after a preview.
So when the comment is posted
, the displayed characters -- not the entities
-- are actually submitted, and the submitted displayed characters are then converted to question marks in the posted comment.
The result is that a preview that looked fine turns into a comment that doesn't.
Also: using the
tag (say to preserve original whitespace) results in double-spaced lines, taking up too much vertical space. Using the
posted by orthogonality
on Apr 27, 2005 -
tag prevents this, but whitespace is not preserved. Adding appears to be a (n ugly and hard to edit) work-around, but while leading non-breaking spaces within
tags are retained in previews, they are stripped in the posted comment.
As a number of askMefi's ask for program code, and as even some FPPs may contain code fragments, this makes the code unreadable or even syntactically incorrect in languages than foolishly assign meaning to whitespace.
And it's a pure pain to spend the time to carefully add the whitespace and to Google the correct HTML entities for a post, only to see them stripped out.
(Browser: Firefox 1.0.3)
Posting with a malformed anchor tag makes a mess of the preview page, and comment text is gone when you hit Back to fix it. [more details inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Apr 11, 2005 -
Invalid CFML construct
error on the MeFi front page when not logged in. Happens in both IE6 and Firefox.
posted by neckro23
on Feb 23, 2005 -
I inserted a single quote in a post on accident and the MeFi code that normally would be the rest of the page (i.e. all the buttons and such) showed up in my preview textbox.
posted by taumeson
on Jan 31, 2005 -
FYI: I fixed a small bug this morning. The html shortcuts were not showing up in firefox browsers but should now, and they seem to work fine on all three sites.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 21, 2004 -
Comment window tooltips (bold, italic, link) appear, but are nonfunctional. Mozilla 1.3/WinXP.
posted by PrinceValium
on May 9, 2003 -
Fake markup = unneeded closing tags? Anyways, the text layout is broken and the font's screwy. Please fix
posted by Su
on Sep 23, 2002 -
Can any one see what is behind the box? (?)
I can't. I have tried every browser I have on two platforms, OS X and WinXP. Is this case for most people, and if so, why do people keep posting like that?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Aug 27, 2002 -
Hey - is it a bug, my browser, or a glitch: where's the formatting button, ie, BOLD-italic - for Mefi posts? (Win98SE, NS6.2)
posted by dash_slot-
on May 19, 2002 -
There's still a bug with the autotranslation of certain characters into HTML codes. In this thread
I just posted, each paragraph describing the AIMbots began with an equals sign followed by a greater-than sign. Hitting "preview" retained these characters, though in the actual text-entry box, they'd all been turned into "=>". Then, upon posting, they all showed up as "=>".
posted by aaron
on Mar 16, 2002 -
It may be just me
, but in just the last couple of days I'm finding that my comments are being auto-appended with extra <p>, resulting in a few lines of blank space after my comments but before the comment footer. At first I figured it was just me being careless with extra <p> tags lying around in my post, but it's happening every
time and this test post
exhibited the same behavior. In the second paragraph, I typed the line and inserted no paragraph or br tags, and didn't even hit return to start a new line- yet after hitting "Post" there are extra <p> tags in the HTML after posting. Thoughts?
posted by hincandenza
on Nov 6, 2001 -
I can never include a link in my comments. I go through the motions and the appropriate window appears but then, when I preview or post the comment, it either comes out as gobbledygook or disappears.
Why is this? Subliminally it also makes me post more than I would feel like - because URL links are so effectively rendered when you post one to the front-page- so this is a real problem.
What can the matter be?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 21, 2001 -
Is it just me, or are the "Go to the detail view for this result" links on search results not scrolling to the anchor points?
posted by machaus
on Sep 4, 2001 -
I like the fact that posters can leave HTML tags unclosed and that other people come along and "save" the page. It builds communty strength. Even if a way is devised to automatically close tags, I vote against implementing it.
(and I don't like that I am incapable of editing copy on a computer screen and don't notice errors until it's too late.)
posted by ParisParamus
on Jun 6, 2001 -
Opera5 shows the "MetaFilter college scholarship" as an off yellow link but it's not clickable. After a quick glance at the HTML it seems Opera doesn't like the negative value, "margin-top:-20px". It looks like there's an unclosed DIV tag around that area too, well, maybe.
posted by holloway
on Apr 16, 2001 -