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Strange HTML parsing #709

JanPlusPlus opened this Issue Aug 6, 2018 · 0 comments


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JanPlusPlus commented Aug 6, 2018

Operating system

  • Windows


  • Desktop

In browser HTML the text &lt;br&gt; expands to <br>, but in Joplin it becomes unexpectedly a line break (even \<br\> expands to a line break).

Things are similar in code mode:

  • &lt;br&gt; gets &lt;br&gt;
  • <br> gets a line break
  • \<br\> gets \<br\>

The only workaround to print a <br> seems to be for me: <`br`>, but this solution toggles between code and normal mode.

Also the specification on says:

Only the <br> tag is supported - it can be used to force a new line, which is convenient to insert new lines inside table cells. For security reasons, other HTML tags are not supported.

Why then this
<div style="color:red" onclick="alert('test123'); document.location='';">foo</div>
displays red text which when clicking on it opens a text box and then opens a new site?
If this is the change in

New: Allow HTML in Markdown documents in a secure way.

then this should probably be updated in the spec.

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