[Xerte] Re: quick question re bullets page with new editor

Smith, John J.J.Smith at gcu.ac.uk
Thu Mar 12 16:16:54 GMT 2015

Hi Ron,

The new editor should simply be building the data xml file and structuring it in the same way as the flash one did. If that is the case then it is the page model rendering the page that is at fault...

What I suspect is most likely is that extra line breaks are being converted to <p> tags or similar html stuff is being inserted by the new WYSIWIG areas and the model itself can't cope. It's also similar to the way when you paste html for a table into the old flash editor like

<tr><td>... etc

You get all the extra carriage returns as whitespace at the end... you need to put it in as

<table><tr><td>...</td><td>...</td><td>...</td><td>...</td> etc...

These problems with the models are probably going to be more common in the interim since the models are having to parse a lot more data (html tags, formatting etc) that they haven't been seeing in the past as the flash editor didn't insert them...

If you find any good ones though then it would be great if you could log them as issues.


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From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ron Mitchell [ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk]
Sent: 12 March 2015 16:03
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Subject: [Xerte] quick question re bullets page with new editor

Hi all
a quick question re the bullets page with new editor - should that still work in terms of the build-effect e.g. show line 1 then line 3 then line 5 and so on and if so what's the trick?

I can see the timing adjustment having an effect but all the text is showing instantly and then it's building blank lines so it's almost back to front but perhaps I'm doing something wrong?


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