Forum: Using The Website
Topic: What's up with the HTML?
started by: whiteurkel

Posted by whiteurkel on July 26 2006,7:58 am
Placed a new cache recently, posted to Big Green first, and I used lots of hyperlinks in the cache description (about 7-8 I think), along with an ordered list (you know, a "bulleted", indented list). Did what I had to do with my old-fashioned HTML skills, looked fine on Big Green. Also cut and pasted directly into GPSgames.org, worked beautifully there too. As a matter of fact, it looks better there than on Geocaching.com  :p  However, when cut and pasted into Navicache, it was a total mess!!! All sorts of break tags  were inserted into the cache page. I deleted seemingly hundreds of them by hand, but the page still doesn't look that great. Also had the same problem with an event cache I submitted  in May. Did the same thing there, deleted tons of break tags by hand, but  it still didn't look good. Any ideas here??


Posted by PC Medic on July 26 2006,4:25 pm
In the early days of geocaching (and Navicache) we received many complaints about having to know html when submitting a cache if you wanted the listing to look nice. Suggestions were made to allow members to simply type the text as they wanted and let the script do the formatting.

Currently because our form auto-wraps at the end of each line, when entering a cache listing in our submission form, the only time you should press the key is when you actually want a line break at that point in the output page. So what happens when you cut and paste from another form or page is that you introduce a at the end of each line in the imported text. These in turn are converted to line-breaks "
" in the final html code when you submit the page.  

We do have this on our list of issues to correct.



Posted by Scout on July 28 2006,7:23 pm
Quote (whiteurkel @ July 26 2006,8:58 am)
Also cut and pasted directly into GPSgames.org, worked beautifully there too. As a matter of fact, it looks better there than on Geocaching.com

:-)

Posted by whiteurkel on July 28 2006,9:42 pm
Quote (PC Medic @ July 26 2006,6:25 pm)
In the early days of geocaching (and Navicache) we received many complaints about having to know html when submitting a cache if you wanted the listing to look nice. Suggestions were made to allow members to simply type the text as they wanted and let the script do the formatting.

Currently because our form auto-wraps at the end of each line, when entering a cache listing in our submission form, the only time you should press the key is when you actually want a line break at that point in the output page. So what happens when you cut and paste from another form or page is that you introduce a at the end of each line in the imported text. These in turn are converted to line-breaks "
" in the final html code when you submit the page.  

We do have this on our list of issues to correct.

Thanks for the speedy input as always, PCMedic. You'd think with 29 hides on this site, I'd know better. I'm sort of semi-retired from placing though, and these last two submitted this year were posted to Big Green first. I almost always have submitted here first (or 4 or 5 exclusively here), and always have noticed you needed no break tags, or paragraph tags to make a new paragraph; simply skip a line.

So, are you saying it's always been like this, and I never noticed before? I joined this site in Jan. 2004, as is obvious every time I post.

And yes Scout, geocache listings with HTML on your site blow away  listings on that other green website  :rock:

Posted by PC Medic on July 29 2006,4:39 am
Quote (whiteurkel @ July 28 2006,11:42 pm)
So, are you saying it's always been like this, and I never noticed before? I joined this site in Jan. 2004, as is obvious every time I post.


With regards to initial cache submissions ...yes.

We did have a problem with the 'Edit' cache function which resulted  in a new line-break being added at the end of each line in the 'Description' and 'Comments' fields each time a cache page was edited resulting in format issues on the displayed page. I corrected a script this morning so please let me know if you are still having any problems.



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