[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #2414: Ampersand Bug in WYSIWYG Interface

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Thu Feb 9 10:06:44 GMT 2006

#2414: Ampersand Bug in WYSIWYG Interface
       Id:  2414       |      Status:  new                     
Component:  General    |    Modified:  Thu Feb  9 10:06:44 2006
 Severity:  normal     |   Milestone:  2.0.1                   
 Priority:  low        |     Version:  2.0.1                   
    Owner:  anonymous  |    Reporter:  rajkp                   
 There is a bug in the WordPress plugin for TinyMCE (the one that provides
 the more and next page tags). If you attempt to use an ampersand, greater
 than, or less than, each attempt to edit the source OR to save the file
 results in an endless string of &'s which grows with each such
 The plugin filters out the ampersand character, but TinyMCE already does
 this, so the WordPress filtering just messes things up.

 There is an easy fix:
 Delete every line in the wp-
 includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/editor_plugin.js file that refers to
 the ampersand character:

 content = content.replace(new RegExp('&', 'g'), '&');

 content = content.replace(new RegExp(' ', 'g'), ' ');

 I was unable to commit this change using Subversion, so I hope someone
 else can do this for me.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2414>
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