[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #4283: textarea tag vs. post editor

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Thu May 17 18:38:06 GMT 2007

#4283: textarea tag vs. post editor
 Reporter:  kokorozashi     |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  2.4      
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  2.1.3    
 Severity:  normal          |    Keywords:           
 I'm using WP 2.1.3. I realize 2.2 is out, but I looked at the release
 notes and didn't see anything in there about this, and it's pretty
 obscure, so I'm going to take a chance that nobody's yet done anything
 about it.

 A few minutes ago, I switched the post editor into code (HTML) mode and
 dared to type in a ''textarea'' tag. Hoo boy was that ever a mistake! When
 I switched back to visual mode, the editor went crazy and spewed half the
 post outside its bounds but wouldn't let me repair the problem surgically,
 and I ended up being able to salvage only half the text. I can speculate a
 few good reasons why this might have happened, so I am not here to demand
 that the editor needs to support ''textarea'' tags (although that would be
 nice). But since the results are so catastrophic, I'm thinking maybe the
 editor should have some safeguards built-in, such as detecting
 ''textarea'' tags somehow and warning the user that all hell is going to
 break loose and offering to strip the problem tags automatically. Or
 something like that. I'm sure that once you reproduce this problem you
 will be inspired to come up with even better alternatives.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4283>
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