[LON-CAPA-admin] wysisig editor

Jim Maxka jim.maxka at nau.edu
Wed Sep 8 23:40:41 EDT 2004

Hi Mark -- I had the same issue.  I only use the wysiwig editor in the 
discussion.  I had it on writing a problem last week and it left strange 
characters in the problem.  Luckily, Guy's debugger caught the 
characters and I switched editors and got them out.  Should this be a bug?

lucasm at ohiou.edu wrote:

>	Mark is now a happier camper, sort of. Here's the scoop:
>The WYSIWIG HTML editor under LON-CAPA places some extra code in the 
>problems. I edited my 'standard' home page and found some strange 
>characters in there (that showed up as A's with circles on top) and a line
>at the beginning which says the following:
><base href="http://capa2.phy.ohiou.edu/~p200/201/Fall2004/" /><style> 
>html,body { border: 0px; } </style>
>This was not there before I tweaked the html in the editor.
>I then published this page and used it in my course.
>When a student accessed this page using Msoft IE under XP and using the 
>inline menu, none of the relative references (of which the page is filled) 
>would work. This included all of the relative references at the top of the 
>page for the inline remote. The student was basically 'frozen' and there 
>were reports of browsers actually crashing.
>I removed that line (after about 5 hours of big time stress) and all is 
>Everything seemed to work okay in Netscape.
>Bottom line - be a little careful of the WYSIWIG editor right now. I don't 
>know under what circumstances it will add the above code.
>Mark Lucas					email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
>252D Clippinger Lab  				phone: (740)597-2984
>Department of Physics and Astronomy             fax:   (740)593-0433
>Ohio University
>Athens, OH 45701
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