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Double conversion bug? Comments from 13 Oct 2009 and before have literal HTML Answered

UPDATE:  Comments prior to 12 October also show the "double conversion" effect.

In my forum topic from last week, https://www.instructables.com/community/How-small-could-you-make-a-working-computer/ , scroll down to find comments from 12 and 13 October 2009.  You will see that in cases where there were multiple paragraphs, or links included, the comment text is now being displayed as literal HTML source (e.g. '<a href=".....').

I think that these comments were entered into the database using the new CKEditor, and were then mangled recently by the automated process going through and converting old-format text.  I suspect that a filtered search, for example on the string "&lt;br /&gt;" (since the markup tokens get mapped to entities) would be enough to undo this error.

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rachel
rachel

11 years ago

ding ding ding!  Again you win.  Thanks for catching this!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

You're most welcome!

Say...any word on when the Link pop-up window will be working again (see https://www.instructables.com/community/Link-info-empty/ ).  Pasting URLs into the text gets pretty ugly after a while (but I'm glad they work!) :-)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Hi, Rachel.  I modified the title of this report.  Postings prior to 12 October also show the double-conversion.  A great example is your very own status report in my "summary of editor bugs" :-)