[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #9212: Livejournal importer dropping '<' on all HTML tags

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Sun Feb 22 15:15:23 GMT 2009

#9212: Livejournal importer dropping '<' on all HTML tags
 Reporter:  amaiman       |       Owner:  beaulebens                     
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new                            
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.8                            
Component:  Import        |     Version:                                 
 Severity:  major         |    Keywords:  LiveJournal, import, HTML, tags
 Whenever I use the Livejournal API importer in trunk to attempt to import
 posts from Livejournal, the importer strips the "<" from every HTML tag,
 thus outputting unusable results.  (The tags are visible in the post,
 since they don't get processed by the browser without the "<", thus all
 formatting/images/etc. in the posts are lost.)

 I have tried this with both my Livejournal (containing over 100 posts) and
 a new journal that I created containing only a test post with various HTML
 tags, I got the same results with both.

 This problem may not be within the livejournal.php file, it may have been
 caused by a change to some other component within Wordpress trunk, I
 haven't had the time to track it down and I'm not particularly familiar
 with the Wordpress source yet.  This behavior is occurring with the
 version of trunk current as of the time this ticket was entered.

 An example:

 Source post in Livejournal:

 Testing this post.

 <img src="http://p-stat.livejournal.com/horizon/logo.gif">

 More tests:

 <a href="http://www.livejournal.com">Link</a>

 <a href="http://www.livejournal.com"><img


 Resulting contents in Wordpress after running the importer:

 Testing this post.

 img src="http://p-stat.livejournal.com/horizon/logo.gif">

 More tests:

 a href="http://www.livejournal.com">Link/a>

 a href="http://www.livejournal.com">img


Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9212>
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