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Why does it DO that?

post #1 of 12
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Let me set the scene:

I quote a post I want to reply to.    I delete the parts that I do NOT want to reply to.

 

So far so good.    Well, then I am left with no way to put the response to the quoted text below the quote box (the cursor simply will not go there).

 

This is the problem some others have reported having.  

 

That's the prelude.  Everyone with me so far?

 

I pop over into Source mode and add some <br /> s below the existing quote.   This should give me a few line breaks below the quote box, for when I switch back out of Source mode.

 

Right?

 

NO. 

 

The editor ACTIVELY DELETES those <br /> s!   

 

When I pop back out of Source mode, the editor pretends to see them for all of microseconds, then it's back to same as before.   And when I switch back to Source mode, the things I added are -gone- from the bottom.

 

AAAARGH.

 

I now have to start typing response text in Source mode to get the <br>s to stick.

 

post #2 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex View Post

I quote a post I want to reply to.    I delete the parts that I do NOT want to reply to. ...Well, then I am left with no way to put the response to the quoted text below the quote box (the cursor simply will not go there).

 

This is the problem some others have reported having.  


Once you get into that state it sounds like you're hosed. (Been there, done that.) However, if the first thing you do after hitting quote to get into the editor is to go below the grey quoted text box and type something/anything, then you can go back in and edit the quoted text as you like, and after go down below and add your new text. Which is exactly what I just did for this reply.

 

I agree you ought to be able to do it either way, but hey, that's software, maybe fixed in another rev. Functionally does that solve your problem, or did I misunderstand?

post #3 of 12

I'm just glad it isn't just me.  What I don't understand is why it doesn't do it every single time.  Sometimes I can type and edit at will, other times I have to exit out and come back in for a second try.

post #4 of 12

It sounds like the editor is correcting you by deleting end codes that do not have a start code.  What you have to do is get into source mode and start typing after the last end code, asldkfjad;fjdl;fj as a place holder, delete what you don't want, then exit source mode.

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post


Once you get into that state it sounds like you're hosed. (Been there, done that.) However, if the first thing you do after hitting quote to get into the editor is to go below the grey quoted text box and type something/anything, then you can go back in and edit the quoted text as you like, and after go down below and add your new text. Which is exactly what I just did for this reply.

 

I agree you ought to be able to do it either way, but hey, that's software, maybe fixed in another rev. Functionally does that solve your problem, or did I misunderstand?

 


 

 

Nope, can't get there...

post #6 of 12

Hmm, well now I can't recreate the problem behavior state, and you apparently can't avoid it. Not sure what's going on, but I know when I did run into it before what I described above functioned as a workaround for me.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

It sounds like the editor is correcting you by deleting end codes that do not have a start code.  What you have to do is get into source mode and start typing after the last end code, asldkfjad;fjdl;fj as a place holder, delete what you don't want,


 

<br> is not an end code tho. 

post #8 of 12

jc-ski, that process used to work for me as well, then it quit working.

post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgeib View Post

jc-ski, that process used to work for me as well, then it quit working.

 

Interesting.  I can add <p> 's over in source and the editor does NOT get rid of them. 

 

Funky games.

post #10 of 12

I type my reply and then I edit the quote.  Works every time.

post #11 of 12

The tech team is well aware of the issues with the CK editor and we should have these resolved one way or another next week:

Quote:

You may have seen users posting about problems with the editor, primarily in Firefox 3.6.10.  These issues include an occasionally illusive cursor, images not opening in a light box, etc.  Unfortunately, the issues which people are encountering are all Firefox and CK. There is a new Firefox release scheduled for next Tuesday (Oct. 19th).  The team has been doing lots of testing with the beta of this Firefox release and the bulk of the CK Editor issues will be resolved with Firefox 3.6.11.  Additional information about the release is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases

 

We've looked into coding around the issues, however, the work around solutions would not be available until after the new release of Firefox is out.  We're also focusing engineering efforts on a new, very groovy "simple editor."  The simple editor is being built in-house and is planned as a user-settable options.  It will be much lighter weight in terms of formatting features so it will load more quickly, it will be less quirky than CK editor in certain browsers, and it should be easier to use on non-computer devices (like iPads and whathaveyou).  We're very excited about it and I think you will be too.

 

There's also the back arrow...

post #12 of 12
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Tnx nolo.   

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