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Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:36 pm
by Earl Lemongrab
I occasionally see posts with embedded HTML:

<t>Hello,<br/>
I've been reading Jack's books and this forum's discussions for long time, and I am grateful to all the things I learnt from you guys.<br/>
<br/>

viewtopic.php?p=4104018

How does this come about? Are they using some sort of editor that's yielding HTML?

Re: Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:39 pm
by 2pedals
Maybe cut and paste from an raw HTML file or maybe cut and HTML paste function?

Re: Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:45 pm
by Earl Lemongrab
2pedals wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Maybe cut and paste from an raw HTML file or maybe cut and HTML paste function?
But it's not a quote from something, it's clearly new text for a post. How would it be in an HTML file?

Re: Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:09 pm
by 2retire
I can't speak to that specific case, but some people compose their posts offline in some other text editor. This is done because some websites have a timeout when creating posts. Nothing sucks worse than working a couple hours on a post, finally hitting submit, and getting an error back from the website and losing your entire post. It is much easier to compose the post offline in another editor then cut and paste it into the edit box and submit right away.

Re: Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:10 pm
by 2pedals
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:45 pm
2pedals wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Maybe cut and paste from an raw HTML file or maybe cut and HTML paste function?
But it's not a quote from something, it's clearly new text for a post. How would it be in an HTML file?
A copy from raw text to a HTML paste function if the poster thinks that HTML is required.

Re: Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:26 pm
by 2pedals
or using something like this:
https://wordtohtml.net/

Re: Posts with HTML

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:11 pm
by FactualFran
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:36 pm
I occasionally see posts with embedded HTML:

<t>Hello,<br/>
I've been reading Jack's books and this forum's discussions for long time, and I am grateful to all the things I learnt from you guys.<br/>
<br/>

viewtopic.php?p=4104018

How does this come about? Are they using some sort of editor that's yielding HTML?
The one who is most likely able to accurately answer those question is the one who made the post. Post the questions in the forum where the post was made.