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5.2.2 Stripping font tags

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Michael Stone asked on 29 Sep 2008, 08:18 PM
I upgraded from 4.5.3 to 5.2.2 and now I have a problem when editing the description field of a task list.

If I change the font size of some text and then save the entry, the font tags (I guess, in 5.2.2 it is now a span with a style set) are stripped.

By default, the description fields of a task list are Rich Text (not enhanced rich text).

I used U2U's CAML builder to view the contents directly and confirmed that the tags are being stripped before the values are saved into the field.

If I set the description field to enhanced rich text, the problem goes away.  I thought this might be a SharePoint problem but 4.5.3 worked just fine.  I did notice that 4.5.3 surrounds the text with <font> tags and 5.2.2 with <span style='xyz'>

Is SP stripping style tags on non-enhanced Rich Text fields?

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George
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answered on 30 Sep 2008, 03:28 PM
Hi Michael,

Note that, when the description field is Rich text is supports only Bold, italics and text alignment - please review the attached screenshot. Due to this, the spans are stripped. Please set the field to be Enhanced rich text.

I hope this helps.

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George
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answered on 30 Sep 2008, 05:53 PM
Why did version 4.5.3 work just fine with non-enhanced rich text?
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George
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answered on 01 Oct 2008, 03:02 PM
Hi Michael,

In RadEditor 4.5.3 in order to underline some content the editor uses U tags, which when using a Rich text field are not stripped. However, the new editor has an improved XHTML compliant filters and in order to produce XHTML compliant content inserts SPANs instead of Us. This is the reason for the observed behavior.

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answered on 13 Oct 2008, 08:30 PM
I have also tried to impliment the new version 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 and list data that is stored in non enhanced rich text is stripped.  How can this be the "design"?  Now the RadEditor for moss is USELESS for most entries, unless Enhanced Rich text is used, or for page content.  I am very displeased that an update to a tool, which was working has drastically changed and is marked as "works as designed."

When can we expect a fix, this feature has to work again before we can start to use AJAX rad editor in a productive environment.  Also, this was one of the major reasons we purchased the product suite.

If things are no longer supported, such as colour, font size, etc. Why are the buttons still shown?
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Tom.S
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answered on 14 Oct 2008, 04:26 AM
Massive issue, get this fixed. The RAD editor is supposed to at least include the same features as the OOTB SharePoint rich text editor.

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George
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answered on 14 Oct 2008, 01:52 PM
Hi guys,

I logged this problem in our ToDo list and we will do our best to address it for one of the next major updates of the control. In the meantime, please set the column to be Enhanced Rich Text.


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answered on 14 Oct 2008, 02:04 PM
Thanks for generating the todo, but I wanted to point out that, we cannot simply change all of our columns to enhanced rich text, this change affects thousands of lists in our farm.  So I would not relate to clients as a fix or a holdover.
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George
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answered on 15 Oct 2008, 12:35 PM
Hi Andreas,

Excuse us for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, currently the only solution is to set the column's type to be Enhanced Rich Text. We will do our best to fix this problem as soon as possible.

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