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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#16060 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Cannot close HTML comments in WordPress page/post

Reported by: eharris Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0.4
Component: Editor Keywords: has-patch 3.2-early
Focuses: Cc:


WordPress' HTML editor for creating pages and posts does not allow "-->", converting it instead to "&8211;>". This is fine for the visual editor, but the HTML editor should not make such substitutions, as it means that it becomes impossible to comment out sections on pages for whatever reason The editor does NOT make the same change to "<!--", so the comment successfully opens, but it does not close, creating formatting problems. This has been documented for 2 years on the WordPress support forums:

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16060.patch (593 bytes) - added by SergeyBiryukov 5 years ago.

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Change History (6)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; HTML comment corrupted formatting character entity substitution removed

I have encountered this myself.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

Example post text to reproduce:

<!-- Sample list
	<li>Sample item</li>
</ul> -->


<!-- Sample list
	<li>Sample item</li>
</ul> –>

#3 @dd32
5 years ago

  • Keywords 3.2-early added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Keywords changed from has-patch 3.2-early to has-patch 3.2-early
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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