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HTML not working at all

Post by stewball »

I've done all the FAQ says to allow HTML and it isn't working at all.

the allowed tags field is entered like this:
<HTML>,</HTML>,<BODY>,</BODY>,<EMBED>,<IMG>,<B>,</B>,<I>,</I>,<U>,</U>

Please help

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Post by geocator »

it should be
html, body, embed, img ...


However I cannot figgure out why you would enable html and body, these tags can not be used inside a post by any means without screwing up the rendering. Also embed is very dangerous indeed.
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Post by Marshalrusty »

What exactly is not working? What do you get when you tried using them? Is the html on your board on in the ACP? Also, did you enable it for yourself?
geocator wrote: it should be
html, body, embed, img ...


However I cannot figgure out why you would enable html and body, these tags can not be used inside a post by any means without screwing up the rendering. Also embed is very dangerous indeed.


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Post by CobraOmaga »

and aren't you sopposed to use these [ instead these < (on these forums at least)
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Post by Cr@ter$ »

CobraOmaga wrote: and aren't you sopposed to use these [ instead these < (on these forums at least)
That would depend on whether your using BBCode or html (if it's even enabled).

stewball wrote: I've done all the FAQ says to allow HTML and it isn't working at all.

the allowed tags field is entered like this:
<HTML>,</HTML>,<BODY>,</BODY>,<EMBED>,<IMG>,<B>,</B>,<I>,</I>,<U>,</U>
I would have to agree with the others on the html, body & embed and the rest of those are easily handled by BBCode, so not sure you really need to use html over BBCode. But if you want to enable html, I would use just b,i,u,img.
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Post by CLee »

I would also add <img> as one of the dangerous tags that should not be allowed on a forum. the [img] BBCode is much safer to use.
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Post by Cr@ter$ »

I personally wouldn't enable html tags at all, just BBCode. But some people use 'em I guess.
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Post by CobraOmaga »

Is all of BB just html but with [s?
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Post by CLee »

BBCode is processed by the server in order to sanitize it of potential security exploits.
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Post by flogger12 »

and no, it is not just html with [ instead of < . a lot of it is similar but not all, and of course, bbcode can't do all of the things html can.

however, there is really no need for all that in a message post. if you want to create a web page, then create a web page and post a link to it.

most people don't want to view a web page in a post anyway. quite often , it will completely destroy the layout of the phpbb page it is posted in.


not to mention, I wouldn't want people to be able to put any kind of dangerous scripts or whatever in my board , and that is what can happen if you allow html, php, java, javascript , etc. etc. to be used in a post or in a sig file.


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