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HTML formatting lost on Instructable Answered

I use html to format my list of parts into a table, like this page.  Recently the formatting was somehow lost on this page which is a bummer because it took a while to create the html.  The page was fine for at least a year.  I don't know exactly when the html was lost but I suspect it happened a few weeks ago (October 12th) when I edited a different page on the same instructable.  It's possible that I edited the Instructable while my Pro membership was expired.  I definitely did not edit the page with the html formatting.

OS: Linux Ubuntu 14.10
Browser: Chromium 37.0.2062.120

Is there any chance of reverting that page (or even the Instructable) back to a date before the HTML was stripped out?

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wilgubeast
wilgubeast

6 years ago

Let me see if we can revert it for you. (Also, thanks for providing all of the information we'd need to help you out. Sorry to make you wait.)

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wilgubeast
wilgubeast

Reply 6 years ago

Reverted. Let me know if I broke something in the process.

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Deeg
Deeg

Reply 6 years ago

Looks like that worked, thanks! Any idea what might have caused the html to be lost? I'd like to avoid doing that again.

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wilgubeast
wilgubeast

Reply 6 years ago

If you edit the project without a Pro account, it'll strip the custom HTML formatting even on a step you didn't edit at the time.

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Deeg
Deeg

Reply 6 years ago

Got it, thanks. I completely understand having two levels of subscription but it would have been nice to have received a warning when I started editing. It's not a big deal since you reverted the page but it might have saved you the hassle. :)

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 6 years ago

Sorry for the hijacking but could that be related to embedding pics and videos as well?

I still have a hard time getting more than a text link displayed when I want a Youtube video to show.

So far my workaround was to embedd a pic first and once that works to use HTML to embed the video manually.
Thing is when switching the editor before saving and checking the Ible all reverts back.

Also these buttons to embed things are only working for the top bar, but not to embed into the text.

I mean, if I click on "embed...." I would think it is different to uploading a pic to the top bar...

Drag and drop would be nice too if the buttons are not working.

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wilgubeast
wilgubeast

Reply 6 years ago

@Downunder35m: If you're currently having trouble with embedded images and videos as a pro member, that merits its own forum topic so other folks can weigh in if they've had similar trouble.

Deeg most likely edited his project between Pro memberships which caused the autosave feature to break the HTML when his account failed the automated "is he Pro and can he do that?" test.

It's easier for HQ to answer questions like this at service@instructables.com