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HTML problem!

edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Currently I'm using HTML Formatter 1.7 to allow people to format their text on my forums. However, if someone doesn't close a tag, for example a font or bold tag, the next post will appear bolded and the text will be red. What is the way around this?


  • NickENickE New
    edited November 2006
    make sure the POLICE_TAGS option in the extension file is set to 1
  • edited November 2006
    Apparently it is...:

    define('HTML_POLICE_TAGS', 1);
  • Yup, that's the default, works very well, I tried to break it.
  • Posted By: SirNot
    make sure the POLICE_TAGS option in the extension file is set to 1
    I got the same problem. The POLICE_TAGS is set to 1 but the tags aren't closed when someone forgets it.
    I tried it in Safari and FireFox on the Mac, could it be a mac textformatparsing issue?
  • What version of php are you running? What other extensions are installed?
  • edited November 2006
    php 4.3.2

    Other addons include:
    -rotating side banner
    -announcement 1.2
    -attachments 2.0
    -guest welcome message 1.0
    -html formatter 1.7
    -quatations 1.6
    -wow item stats 0.6
    -preview bubble 0.1
    -members list 1.2
    -comment author info 0.1

    I even just disabled all the addons except HTML formatter 1.7 and it still causes problems.


    Thats the result of my and a few friends screwing around.
  • Ah, I see what the problem is. It seems that functionality dosn't work properly with php4. Give me a tiny bit...
  • was weird problem php4 has with editing class variables. Try it now, should work.
  • nope, 1.7.1 still doesn't close tags.

    I'm using php 4.4.1, and the following extensions:
    - AjaxQuote 1.0
    - Discussion Filters 1.0
    - Extended Text Formatter 1.0
    - Html Formatter 1.7.1
    - Livesearch 1.1
    - Notify 0.2
    - Preview Post 2.1
    - Quicktags 0.5
    - RSS2 Feed 1.0
    - Forum Statistics 0.2.8
    - Who's Online 1.1
    - YellowFade Effect 0.1
  • NickENickE New
    edited November 2006
    That's odd, it works with my php 4.4.1... Now does it do anything? What html were you using to test it?
  • Nope, 1.7.2 doesn't close tags either.

    I used the following test tags:

    <strong> and <em>

    But like I wrote above, could it be a mac textformat parsing issue or something? I'm gonna test it soon on my slowish VirtualPC WinXP.
  • Tested it on WinXP's Explorer 6 and it also won't close tags...
  • I can't seem to replicate this bug on my machine. There aren't any php errors (in a log file, perhaps)?

    And it wouldn't be the browser, the problem lays in the closing of the tags, not the parsing of them.
  • edited November 2006
    Posted By: SirNot
    There aren't any php errors (in a log file, perhaps)?
    On wich location could I find those?

    I installed a testversion of Vanilla on my webserver (instead of my local mac) and it still doesn't close tags... The webserver is unix with php 4.4.2-0.dotdeb.1
    I checked it with only the Html Formatter 1.7.2 extension active.
  • Aha, the closing tags are added in the html-source, not in the (database) comment itself. That solves it!
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