[wp-hackers] WP Editor, uploading attachments, FireFox and ~ (tilde)

Handy handy.solo at gmail.com
Sat May 27 03:27:06 GMT 2006

What happens if the user clicks and hits "Send to editor" instead of
dragging and dropping?

On 5/26/06, Chris Lott <chris.lott at gmail.com> wrote:
> I posted about this issue a while back and got no response. I have
> since done some more research and hope someone has an idea that can
> help me out-- this bug is killing me with my users!
> The issue is this:
> The current 2.0.2 WP upload facility, in conjunction with the editor,
> mangles the links to uploaded files if the blog has a ~ in the path
> and the user is posting with Firefox. The upload facility works fine,
> the file is there, but the link that is produced when the file is
> dragged to the editor changes from this:
> http://www.site.com/~user/wp-content/uploads/image.gif
> to
> http://www.site.com~user/%7Euser/wp-content/uploads/image.gif
> Fixing the link in HTML mode doesn't change the end result. This
> happens with Firefox (windows) but not Internet Explorer.
> This clearly seems to be a problem with the TinyMCE editing component
> and the browser, but I don't know which is at fault. In the meantime,
> after moving all our users off of IE, photo blogging and podcasting,
> etc. are essentially impossible for them on our shared servers!
> c
> --
> Chris Lott
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