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Forum eats posts after brackets
posté November 27, 2013, 13:12:46 | #1
Forum eats posts after brackets I've found that the forum software will eat any part of a post being submitted that follows after an <.

I discovered this after twice having my post eaten which contained the string: 70 < X < 80.

Obviously I'm typing the HTML code here because I can't type < without the rest of the post getting culled. This very much sounds like bad use of HTML code detection.

Even the "insert code block" option barfs on the usage of this bracket!

This post has been edited by Kaitenzushi - July 23, 2016, 17:03:08.
Community Helper * Member Since 2005-08-28
posté November 27, 2013, 20:11:54 | #2
Thats very interesting (testing it myself now).
> ^^


This post has been edited by JerryDB - July 23, 2016, 17:03:08.
posté November 28, 2013, 07:36:36 | #3
Good test, I didn't think to check the > sign yet which is used to signify the end of an HTML command.

So here it goes: did the > appear correctly?

EDIT: yes it did.

Also! Whenever you do manage to enter an opening bracket like <, editing your post will convert it back into a normal <, which will make the forum eat your post again upon saving. So adding a < to your post through edit will kill anything you add after it.

This post has been edited by Kaitenzushi - July 23, 2016, 17:03:08.