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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#18136 reopened defect (bug)

WordPress Adding Spurious </p>

Reported by: singpolyma Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Formatting Keywords: wpautop has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


If you look at this page: https://singpolyma.net/2011/06/dystoparx-part-12/ WordPress seems to be adding extra </p> tags before the </div>s This causes major well-formedness problems on the page.

Attachments (2)

Autop-18136.diff (604 bytes) - added by jond 16 months ago.
Autop.php unit test coverage for #18136
Autop-18136-fixed.diff (605 bytes) - added by jond 16 months ago.
Fixed expected results

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Change History (21)

#1 @nacin
4 years ago

Please post the HTML you have in your post content. We need before and after.

#2 @nacin
4 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

#3 @ipublicis
3 years ago

I checked the code on some of the other more recent posts and it doesn't show anymore. This has more than one year. Shouldn't it be closed?

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed

There are still excess </p> tags in the linked post, but I couldn't reproduce the issue by copying the content from the HTML source (also tried switching to visual editor and back to HTML) neither in 3.4 nor in current trunk.

Free free to reopen with steps to reproduce if there's still a problem.

#5 @singpolyma
3 years ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened


That's the input as showing on my WP dashboard. I tried saving again and with X-Valid turned off as well, just in case that was transforming it (but it's not, still shows as fine in the dashboard), but it's still got the extra </p> in the page.

#6 @singpolyma
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Milestone set to Awaiting Review

Confirmed when pasting the linked input into HTML (Text in 3.5) editor, saving and viewing the post.

After switching to visual editor and back, the extra </p> is gone.

#8 @singpolyma
3 years ago

I enabled the visual editor, switched to it and then switched back, and it broke some of my other markup, but after fixing that it does seem to be a workaround for the issue.

Still seems like a bug, though.

#9 @azaozz
3 years ago

Got it down to this:

  • Extra closing P
    <div><p>123</p> </div> 
  • Works as expected

Generally autop should ignore the whole content as there are no line breaks in there. What happens in this case: autop inserts a line break after the </p> and then threats the white space as another row.

A temporary workaround would be to remove all spaces between block tags.

#11 @Japh
3 years ago

  • Cc japh@… added

#12 @mbijon
3 years ago

  • Cc mike@… added

Related: #21689
(via @Japh)

#13 @nacin
23 months ago

  • Keywords wpautop added

#14 @nacin
23 months ago

  • Keywords needs-unit-tests added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by SergeyBiryukov. View the logs.

21 months ago

16 months ago

Autop.php unit test coverage for #18136

#16 @jond
16 months ago

Added test coverage based on @azaozz findings.

16 months ago

Fixed expected results

#17 @MikeHansenMe
13 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; needs-unit-tests removed

Looks like this still needs a patch but already has unit tests.

#18 @jond
13 months ago

@MikeHansenMe See the patch applied to #27350. The fix for #27350 also fixes #18136 and passes unit tests.

#19 @jond
13 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed
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