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HTML polls don't work?

  1. Hello,

    I wanted to add a poll to my blog. I read here in the forums that polls would be ok to add as long as the code is HTML.

    I recently tried to add a poll with HTML code, using a text widget but the code is stripped away. Is there a certain way I should add the poll?

  2. Might help if we knew what what the code looked like you were trying to add. I agree with this thread that most polls are not just html text. (Most of them are forms that'll be stripped out.)

  3. Here is the poll code.

    <!--Begin Poll Code -->
    <form name="form" method="post" action="http://www.free-web-polls.com/cgi-bin/poll.pl"><input type="hidden" name="action" value="vote"><input type="hidden" name="subp" value="0"><input type="hidden" name="pollid" value="24835">What is the coolest movie battle?
    <br>
    <input type="radio" name="which" value="1">Battle of Helm's Deep<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="2">Battle of Yavin<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="3">Battle of Hoth<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="4">Battle of the Pelennor Fields<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="5">Battle of Area 51<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="6">First Invasion of Klandathu<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="7">Battle of Beruna Ford (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe)<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="8">Siege of Minas Tirith<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="9">Siege of Barad-Dur<br><input type="radio" name="which" value="10">Battle of Sector 001 (Star Trek: First Contact)<br><input type="submit" name="Vote" value="Vote">

    </form>
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    <br><font size=1>Free Web Polls</font>
    <!--End Poll Code -->

  4. I have a similar problem with inputing HTML into the sidebar. :(
    At first I tried Flickr's flash badge, which just didn't show up at all.
    Then I found a great blogpet I want on my website, but my HTML is always stripped away. Is this an all right one to add, or does the javascript make it impossible? (I hope this shows up, if not, it's from the website meropar.jp and it does indeed use < script language > tags...:::::

    <img src="http://meropar.jp/img/logo_blog_1.gif" border="0" style="border: none;" onmouseover="this.src='http://meropar.jp/img/logo_blog_2.gif'" onmouseout="this.src='http://meropar.jp/img/logo_blog_1.gif'" alt="メロメロパーク" /><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://js.meropar.jp/meromero.js?key=9b64bf1488c5a5a6590d9efb90aebc80" ></script>

  5. Javascript is definitely a no-no, because the admins feel that it has security issues. As for the HTML, I thought it would be allowed, but I guess it's not either.

  6. oriolesthinktank
    Member

    <!-- // Begin Pollhost.com Poll Code // -->
    <form method=post action=http://poll.pollhost.com/vote.cgi><table border=0 width=150 bgcolor=#EEEEEE cellspacing=0 cellpadding=2><tr><td colspan=2><font face="Arial" size=-1 color="#000000"><b>Would you trade Luis Matos for Todd Walker?</b></font></td></tr><tr><td width=5><input type=radio name=answer value=1></td><td><font face="Arial" size=-1 color="#000000">Yes, Walker is the better player</font></td></tr><tr><td width=5><input type=radio name=answer value=2></td><td><font face="Arial" size=-1 color="#000000">No way</font></td></tr><tr><td width=5><input type=radio name=answer value=3></td><td><font face="Arial" size=-1 color="#000000">Only if Roberts is going to miss lots of time</font></td></tr><tr><td colspan=2><input type=hidden name=config value="bWlrZWhvbGxtYW4JMTE0MjQ1MDU5NQlFRUVFRUUJMDAwMDAwCUFyaWFsCU9yYW5nZQ"><center><input type=submit value=Vote>  <input type=submit name=view value=View></center></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor=#FFFFFF colspan=2 align=right><font face="Arial" size=-2 color="#000000"><font color=#000099>Free polls from Pollhost.com</font></font></td></tr></table></form>
    <!-- // End Pollhost.com Poll Code // -->

    I had similar problems trying to enter this in the html of a post. Can I get this up on the sidebar somehow?

  7. Forms, the stuff inside the <form> tag, is striped due to security reasons. That's not purely HTML.

  8. Oh, thank you for that information.
    I guess I have to look into just using another service entirely because this has just become frustrating.

  9. Bummer. I figured as such.

  10. I have used http://polls.blogflux.com/ while it doesn't show the whole poll and takes you to a seperate site, it doesn't clutter things up.

  11. This thread contains urls for html coded polls that do work on our blogs http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=2257&replies=38#post-13099

  12. Not sure why we're bringing up 7 month old threads folks...

  13. This is a pretty relevant topic. Polls are a top requirement for my blog.

  14. OK....

    If they are relevant for your blog, please read the thread as we did point folks at a solution a few posts up.

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