Trust me when I edit HTML
If I put a div into my content, it's because I wanted a div, not a p. It is none of WP's business why.
If I nest elements like divs, it's because I wanted them nested.
If I put an into my content, it's because I want an anchor. It's not a malformed link.
If I am smart enough to edit in HTML mode, I would like to be treated as smart enough to solve my own HTML problems.
In short, I never want to "UPDATE posts" again; it obviates the entire purpose of having a CMS. I want a mode in the editor where it just smilingly takes the HTML I feed it, pushes it into the DB, and lets me shoot myself in the foot if what I need is a hole in my shoe.
Oooh this formatting drives me completely wild!
Back in HTML-mode, sigh..
Great stuff, though, really, but the formatting...
Actually, I'm making progress toward correcting the problem in my own installation... see my post on the subject. My current solution is a radical attack on
cleanpre(), which is suboptimal but satisfies my immediate blood^H^H^H^H^Hcodelust and does, in fact, allow me to write some pretty gross HTML and get it into my blog.
Ironically, the widget that checks the validity of posts ate an important part of my original post. The thing that shouldn't be taken for a bad link is an anchor, of which I gave an example.
After some thought, this really bugs me. There's a reason to have the option to write html in posts and pages. When they restrict the use of html in the html editor, the entire point of having it disappears.
This really bugs me
oh dear god, yes!
there's a temporary workaround:
but adding HTML to a post should not be that hard.
Of course! An option to allow advanced users edit HTML as they want. Their's a** is frying, anyway ;-)
This would be an absolute godsend, and makes much more sense than the current system in my opinion!
This lack of free HTLM editing is just a serious drawback of wp. Please put at list an admin option to overcome this constraint.
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