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2013-06-19 06:55:09 -0600 commented answer HTML input in a question tricks the preview (but not the question page)

Well, yes, that's the bug that I've reported here.

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2013-06-19 00:53:17 -0600 asked a question Add guidelines on reporting a bug

So, despite some requests, it seems you prefer to track bug reports and feature requests in here, rather than on a dedicated bug tracker.

Fair enough, that's your workflow. :)

However, in a comment to the original question linked to above, you said:

When I fish for bug reports - I select tags "bug" and "bugs" and ignore "fixed" and "done". That way you will see all unsolved bugs.

I had been reporting a few bugs before finding this important piece of information. Fortunately, I had used the right tag, Phew. :)

It would be great if the sidebar that is visible when asking a question could indicate that to make them more visible, bug reports and feature requests should be appropriately tagged.

User feedback and the time they take to send it is valuable, so their bug reports deserve to be as visible as possible.

On the other hand, developers time is also valuable, and proper tagging of bug reports means they will waste less time going through questions and trying to identify which ones are bugs.

2013-06-19 00:51:32 -0600 commented answer Why should a QnA site need a community wiki ?

It is indeed very confusing. I can't say I would be sad if the "feature" was dropped in the future. :)

2013-06-19 00:24:45 -0600 answered a question HTML input in a question tricks the preview (but not the question page)

Obviously, I must try the same things in answers. :D

Click me!

<script type="text/javascript">alert('Booh!');</script> <iframe src="http://vidberg.blog.lemonde.fr/">

Your browser does not support iframes.

</iframe>

The preview of this answer shows the same wrong behaviour as the preview for questions.

Update: But fortunately, when displaying the question page, the parser properly escapes the HTML in this answer.

As for the question, try editing this answer to see what happens. :)

2013-06-19 00:09:53 -0600 asked a question HTML input in a question tricks the preview (but not the question page)

You should click this link:

Click me!

See that popup?

The text formatter for questions should probably sanitize its input, and not accept HTML...

Update: The above only works in the preview while entering a question, not when viewing a question. Fair enough. :)


What about this?

<script type="text/javascript">alert('Booh!');</script>

Update: Same as above, this only throws a popup at my face in the preview, but as you can see the parser actually shows the HTML code, instead of interpreting it. Alright then.


So what about this, then?

<iframe src="http://vidberg.blog.lemonde.fr/">

Your browser does not support iframes.

</iframe>

Alright, iframes are properly escaped as well.


So as it turns out, the bug is not what I originally thought: the problem is that the preview doesn't actually preview what will end up on the question page.

Instead, the problem is that preview interprets the HTML and displays the result, while on the question page, the HTML is properly escaped / sanitized.

To see what I'm talking about, try editing this question. :)

2013-06-18 23:58:18 -0600 asked a question Invalid tag

Looking at the tags page on this site, I see a funny looking one, something like:

[] x26

Looks like an empty tag.

Firebug shows this for the source:

<li>
  <div class="tag-left">
    <a class="tag tag-right" data-tag-name="" rel="tag" title="see questions tagged ''" href="/en/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/tags:/page:1/"></a>
  </div>
  <span class="tag-number">× 26</span>
</li>

Compare that to another, proper tag:

<li>
  <div class="tag-left">
    <a class="tag tag-right" data-tag-name="0.7.40" rel="tag" title="see questions tagged '0.7.40'" href="/en/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/tags:0.7.40/page:1/">0.7.40</a>
  </div>
  <span class="tag-number">× 26</span>
</li>

So yes, it's an empty tag. :)

Obviously, the page it links to gives an error.

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2013-06-06 23:56:45 -0600 commented question Improving tagging

Scratch that, tags can already be made optional apparently, with a setting.

2013-06-06 22:55:13 -0600 commented question option to only allow feedback if email address is entered

Well, that's not really "anonymous" any more if you ask for an email address, is it? IMHO, if you want to enforce the email, then enforce registering an account.

2013-06-06 22:46:03 -0600 commented question askbot still displays local login UI despite being disabled

Isn't that a duplicate of http://askbot.org/en/question/10503/form-for-local-login-is-shown-even-if-it-is-disabled/ (question #10503)?

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2013-06-06 22:38:59 -0600 asked a question Entry counts for tags seems to be broken

Over the past few days, I've spent quite a lot of time retagging questions at Ask Fedora.

As a result, for some of the tags we had which were clearly useless, we now have 0 questions using them.

And yet, these tags still appear in the tags cloud.

See for example the tag "15" which still appear on that page.

Hovering the mouse on it, the popup tells me "Number of entries: 1".

Yet, when I open the page for questions using this tag, I get 0 entries. (which is expected, that was a useless tag, I retagged all questions using it)

However, other tags for which I got the number of entries down to 0 (e.g "18") have properly disappeared from the tags page, so it's not completely clear to me what is going on...

In addition, there are tags like "32bit" for which the mouse-over popup says "Number of entries: 8", but when I open their page it lists only 5 questions.

For the record, we're using Askbot 0.7.48.

Any idea what's going on here?

2013-06-06 22:29:38 -0600 commented question Improving tagging

I've just spent a lot of time during the past few days, retagging many questions in Ask Fedora, and I obviously agree. One thing I'd add, is that it should simply be possible to make tags optional. Right now, I'm seeing lots of useless tags (e.g "fedora"... Really? On a Fedora support site?), and I have a feeling that because tags are mandatory, people or just putting in whatever.