01-20-2013 04:19 PM
I just ran into this while typing in my previous bug report. It's kinda unbelieveable, but I can reproduce it.
I went into my "profile" and clickinto the multi-line box that defines my signature...it was stored/displayed in HTML....so Inavigated over hear (via clicking on the proper little nav-buttons) and tried to enter a bug-report into a Rich Text Body, just like this one (the editor properly defaulted to "Rich Text")
The Bug: When I hit "post", I got the following HTML error:
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.
Hey.... I wasn't IN an HTML field...I was in Rich Text....There must be some undefined variables floating around that can pick up what kind of text field you were in last...que? Really weird, but I've been able to do it twice now.
...I guess my ability to break code is still intact, even tho I haven't done it professionally since 1996.
01-21-2013 06:22 AM
I'm seeing this bug FREQUENTLY. The more I interact with My Settings, the more I see it.
I can trigger it by going into My Settings, manipulate almost any value (eg toggling the time/date-vs-relative time in Preferences > Display) and THEN come over to a forum and try to create a post.
Note: I am using DEFAULT setting for Rich Text... the forum's Body text-entry box displays that I am in Rich Text, but when I try to post it, it gives me the HTML error (see above).
To me, this feels like uninitialized variables, or errors in class definition (mistyped). I suggest that when testing this, you use a plain user login, and make sure the preferences are set to use defaults (just go look into my user account's settings...I really hadn't changed anything since it was set up on Saturday 1/19/13 up until today).
This error is very annoying, as you generally have to click on the HTML tab, THEN back the to Rich Text tab in the message Body just to get the message to post. the average user isn't going to like this very much, especially those who aren't very computer-literate.
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