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Right angle brackets ('>') get transformed into html entities ('>') #108

haster opened this issue May 7, 2019 · 1 comment


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@haster haster commented May 7, 2019

(Note: I realise that @Viper007Bond has unfortunately passed away. I register this issue here in the hope that someone will take over and look into this and in the hope I can help someone else with the workaround I found.)

WordPress: 5.1.1
SyntaxHighlighter-Evolved: 3.5.0

When I insert SyntaxHighlighter code blocks containing right angle brackets (for instance, xml) and preview /publish the page using a user with role "Author" or below those brackets get tranformed into their HTML-entities and this breaks the syntax highlighting.

For instance, this code:

gets published as this:

Workaround: if I preview/publish using an account with role "Editor" or "Admin" everything works as expected and I get:


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@DannyCooper DannyCooper commented May 14, 2019

Hi @haster,

Another workaround I found was to add this code to line 518 of syntaxhighlighter.php.

$code = htmlspecialchars_decode( $code );

Note: this is one possible workaround, I take no responsibility for your implementation.

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