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diydefense
(stranger )
01/19/11 04:45 PM
HTML Not Rendering As Expected In Description  

I use MS Front Page as my HTML editor. When I copy/paste the HTML from Front Page into the auction lots description it does not render the same. I have to substantially edit the HTML to make it right. Are there other editors you are using that rendor the HTML the same? Which HTML editors do you suggest?



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
01/20/11 11:26 AM
Re: HTML Not Rendering As Expected In Description new [re: diydefense]  

HI

FrontPage is most likely adding extraneous text in the background that you cannot see but the browsers can so it looks weird

Try pasting the HTML code into Notepad first, then copy from notepad and see if that has any effect or not..

Notepad is located in Start > Programs > Accessories > notepad.



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diydefense
(stranger )
03/09/11 10:27 AM
Re: HTML Not Rendering As Expected In Description new [re: bluepennylady]  

More to it than that.

1st MS Front Page (and most other editors) insert line feeds and spaces between HTML tags to make it a little easier to read the HTML (visually). MS Front page as most other HTML editors I have used ignor these when rendering.

I have found that AW2K will not render the HTML properly unless I strip out all these line feeds and spaces.

Oddly, the Templates do not seem to have this problem. Only the description within the template requires I strip the HTML. I have writtten a macro to do this, but still an extra step.

2nd. AW2K removes standard HTML symbols when it uploades to eBay. If I enter 3 ½" it appears on the eBay listing as 3 ". The ½ symbol is dropped. I must enter as 1/2. I have hundreds of lisitngs already written that I swtiched from Channel Advisor. eBay seems to support standard HTML symbols. They are there in the AW2K description. They are not there when the listing is uploaded. I can manually edit the lisitng on eBay and paste the symbol back in. The drop is clearly in the upload from AW2K to eBay.

Thanks,

Butch



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
03/09/11 02:22 PM
Re: HTML Not Rendering As Expected In Description new [re: diydefense]  

Butch

Paste the HTML code into Notepad. Then copy it from there and paste into AW2000. That will remove any formatting that is included with the HTML code (syntax highlighting HTML editors can include formatting of the source code when you copy code). See if that has any effect.

As for symbols, you have to use HTML character entities for symbols. AW2000 can convert a small number of symbols into character entities. It is best to put them in yourself. That way you know there won't be any conversion problems.


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