Hi all, we’re experiencing a random issue on our OpenLab instance. (I know, there is no such thing as a random issue, only one for which you have not yet discerned the pattern.)
Participants, on occasion, in the visual tab (it’s not a text/html tab by mistake thing), are finding that html code rather than the formatting the code should provide is displaying.
This happens with pretty basic tags: span, b, h*, etc. This and its random nature does not point to an over-zealous html filter.
I am assured by the group that this happens with both text entered directly and text which is copy and pasted. Examples are thin (I’ve been unable to make this happen myself) because they occur on assignment material and they clean them up so they can get their work in.
The two examples I have been provided (which are the notification emails rather than the actual discussion posts, having been cleaned up) seemed to have their origins in Google Docs and were copy and pasted. (Don’t get me started on Google Docs inline css).
Anyway, I thought I would check in and see if anyone else had experienced this and where I might look to arrive at a solvable pattern.
By way of thanks I attach a cartoon, which I believe captures the soul of pattern recognition.
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