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  1. Hello,

    When trying to write about the <embed /> tag, the word embed disappears in the preview of a new post. What can I do about it?

    Cheers,
    Christoph

    The blog I need help with is bitsphere.wordpress.com.

  2. Is this the blog in question? http://bitsphere.wordpress.com
    If so please read this section of the support documentation http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    What exactly are you trying to embed?

  3. Hello Timethief,

    Actually i am not trying to embed something, I try to write about embeding something elsewhere. And therefore I need to mention the embed tag. But something goes wrong in the post and here in the title too.

  4. Have you been using this section of support documentation for posting source code?

  5. the title should read <embed> ... and then lt and gt.

  6. I just tried the sourcecode tag and the i can see the line numbers, but it still fails add the embed tag.

  7. I'm sorry but I cannot help. :( Hopefully another Volunteer or Staff will be able to.

  8. Thank you anyway timethief. We will see.

  9. I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

  10. Can you add the code here that you're trying to include (use the code button above), then link us to the post where you're trying to add it?

  11. Hello macmanx,

    First I like to mention the tag in plain text. The sentence is (from html editor):

    The sounds are loaded with javascript which fills an empty <span> tag with an <embed> tag when the mouse hovers over the link.

    This results in the preview:

    The sounds are loaded with javascript which fills an empty <span> tag with an tag when the mouse hovers over the link.

    (The <span> tag shows up, the <embed&gt tag disappears)

    After reloading the post. The <embed&gt is even no longer in the editor.

    Then I have a codeline which reads:

    document.getElementById("hiddenSoundContainer").innerHTML = "<embed src=\""+ pathAndName+"\" hidden=\"true\" autostart=\"true\" loop=\"false\" />";

    This seems to embed a void flash from anywhere after the equal sign.

    The link to the draft is: http://bitsphere.wordpress.com/?p=321&preview=true

  12. It seems to be complete as per your example above, but perhaps the forums are filtering that out too.

    If so, please send us an email at support@wordpress.com with details.

  13. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    To display code in a post you should either use the sourcecode shortcode, as timethief already suggested, or convert the code so that the symbols are replaced by the HTML entities for those symbols. You can do that here:
    http://www.plus2net.com/html_tutorial/tags-page.php

  14. Dear macmanx,

    I wrote a mail to your support address with the subject: embed tag, at macmanx.

    Thank you!

  15. @panaghiotisadam

    I think I'm getting this right since the <span> tag is working fine. It's the embed tag which troubles me.

  16. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    If you use the HTML converter I suggested, you can then fool the editor by enclosing part of the word in a span tag, for instance:
    em<span>b</span>ed

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