Long story short, a bug has surfaced in WordPress 2.6.2. It allows for the injection of the following code (or stuff similar to it):
<p><span style=“padding: 1px 4px; position: absolute; z-index: 10000; cursor: pointer; left: 395px; top: 745px; color: #000000;”>save</span></p>
The above string does not appear in HTML view. The only options I can come up with to fix it, are to switch to plain text editor, or remove it from the SQL tables.
And yeah, this happened during CTIA, quite embarrassing to have four of those hanging around on PhoneNews.com’s front page… here’s what it looked like:
I don’t normally post on WordPress codex, but I’ll schedule posting it over there if nobody else does in the next couple of days. This appears to affect Firefox 3 mostly… I’m telling my staff to switch to Safari or Chrome until the next update (or we get a patch).
TinyMCE drives me batty. It tried to be ‘helpful’ and ‘corrects’ perfectly valid formatting. I always use the plain text editor in WP and just do the layout with HTML as needed, by hand. I also added some of my own buttons to the basic editor for some formatting, a simple WP mod.
I generally find myself in the middle. The image uploading additions do make TinyMCE useful. However, I still find myself over on the HTML tab most of the time.
That said, when you run a publishing company, sometimes you can’t always play 20 questions on how much HTML a potential writer may know. I care much more about making sure my writers are informed in their field. As such, having TinyMCE helps to ensure that writers will be able to do their jobs, even if they are a bit deficient in HTML.
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