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Yet another DHTMLed bug

In Internet Explorer, I had overriden the default background color for web page (on IE6, the steps are: "Tools" menu, choose "Internet Options", then click the "Colors" button, uncheck "Use Windows colors", and then select a background color).

Now whenever I enter an article, all my text is surrounded with font tags, like:

<P><FONT color="#ffffe0">This is my text</FONT></P>

Ack! Not good in articles, but much worse when it shows up in places without an HTML view, like teasers. It doesn't always happen (doesn't that figure?), but it happens fairly often. I've been able to work around it in the teasers by simply copying the text out onto Notepad, and then pasting it back in, but had my teasers had formatted text, I would've been out of luck.

Brad Wilson
Saturday, January 05, 2002

I can't reproduce this one. Is anybody else seeing this behavior?

Did you by any chance cut and paste formatted text from somewhere else, or did you just type it in that way from scratch.

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, January 05, 2002

Always typed from scratch. The background color chosen probably has to be non-white and non-gray.

Brad Wilson
Saturday, January 05, 2002

Remind me again what OS you have?

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, January 05, 2002

Windows XP Professional OEM

Brad Wilson
Saturday, January 05, 2002

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