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" " is converted to " " when using the link UI #12512

ZebulanStanphill opened this Issue Dec 2, 2018 · 1 comment


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ZebulanStanphill commented Dec 2, 2018

The issue

When trying to add a link to this string of raw text:  , the text is converted into  .

Reproduction steps

  1. Edit a Paragraph block as HTML.
  2. Replace the content between the <p> tags with the following: &amp;nbsp;.
  3. Switch back to editing the block visually.
  4. Select the entire string of text.
  5. Click the Link button in the block toolbar.
  6. Enter # as the URL and press Enter.
  7. Edit the block as HTML.
  8. Notice that the content has been modified and is now <a href="#">&nbsp;</a>.

Expected behavior

After adding a link, the content between the <p> tags should be <a href="#">&amp;nbsp;</a>.


  • OS: Antergos Linux
  • Browser: Firefox Developer Edition 64.0b14
  • WordPress: 4.9.8
  • Gutenberg: 4.6.1

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kcalkmc commented Dec 9, 2018

Testing using WP 5.0, Windows 7, Chrome.
Duplicated reported issue,


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