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Kudos0

"Invalid HTML?"

When I post, I generally copy, paste from my desktop. After pasting my post I get: Please address the following to complete the message posting: Your post has been changed because invalid HTML was found in the message body. The invalid HTML has been removed. Please review the message and submit the message when you are satisfied. Should I not copy, paste from my desktop? Charles.

P.S. After pasting my post I select "Preview Post" button then I get the above mentioned "invalid HTML".

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: "Invalid HTML?"

I get this sometimes too. I just let the editor sort it out and click submit post a 2nd time. It usually works. Copy and paste is limited, because for example you cannot directly paste an image into a msg. You can reference the image to a website that stores your image. Pasting is certainly useful when you are completing the "link" or "inserting image" but only in respect of the URL.  You should also be able to cut and paste text into your message but again it needs to be html compliant. If in doubt you can always switch to "edit as html" (button on the top menu bar) this may give you more clues.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: "Invalid HTML?"

Just recently covered 'invalid HTML' in posts in another forum feedback question you may also wish to read that thread (click here).

Essentially what is happening here is, that the other editor is including some HTML tag in the 'markup' that is not allowed in forum posts.  Basically, the subset of HTML that is allowed in a post is limited to fonts and formating, image control and link formating tags.  Other tags such as those that allow a poster to post malicious HTML are not allowed.  As cgoldman points out the forums editor will usually sort this out for you, it just requires an extra check that the post is still formated the way you intended, then posting the message a second time.

[edit: made link more noticable, 3 people let me know they didn't realize it was a link, thanks!.]

Message Edited by Allen_K on 07-25-2008 03:15 PM
Kudos0

Re: "Invalid HTML?"

 

Thanks Allen_K! I "read that thread" you suggested. It was very comprehensive. Charles.

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