"" not displaying in blog although < and > seems right.

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  • #771940

    bitsphere
    Member

    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.

    #772041

    timethief
    Member

    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?

    #772044

    bitsphere
    Member

    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.

    #772046

    timethief
    Member

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

    #772047

    bitsphere
    Member

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

    #772048

    bitsphere
    Member

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

    #772053

    timethief
    Member

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

    #772055

    bitsphere
    Member

    Thank you anyway timethief. We will see.

    #772056

    timethief
    Member

    I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #772113

    macmanx
    Staff

    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?

    #772270

    bitsphere
    Member

    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

    #772284

    macmanx
    Staff

    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.

    #772292

    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

    #772327

    bitsphere
    Member

    Dear macmanx,

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

    Thank you!

    #772328

    bitsphere
    Member

    @panaghiotisadam

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

    #772329

    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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