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#707 HTML is pasted as source text

Linux (67)
Edmund Laugasson

HTML is pasted as source text if just paste it. If to start new node - only plain text will be placed and hyperlinks/attributes are removed. But in freemind.mm are promised to paste all attributes including hyperlinks, which does not work.

Kubuntu 8.04.1 LTS (all updates), Sun Java 1.6.0_06


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    Hi Edmund,

    what do you mean by saying "pasted as source text"? Could you please submit a screen shot?

    Regards, Dimitry

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    Additional comment (I forgot to add in previous post):
    If pasted without starting new node, then just the main node were active. Then the HTML code pasted as source
    If pasted with creating node before, then just pressed Enter to start new node under main node and then pasted as usually (CTRL+V). Then the HTML text pasted as plain text.

    • assigned_to: dpolivaev --> ryan_wesley
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    Hi Ryan,

    I can not reproduce the problem under windows. Could you please try it with linux?

    Kind regards,

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    Yes, in MS Windows XP Pro SP2 and JRE 1.6.0_05 it works like a charm. But not under Linux (Kubuntu 8.04.1 LTS and JRE 1.6.0_06).
    Under Linux: main node is active and if I paste, then it happens like on the screenshot is showed (http://www.scribd.com/doc/3976156/HTML-paste-error-example). If I start new node under main node and entering to node editing mode and then pasting HTML, then it will be pasted as plain text and all formatting (test attributes and URL-s) are gone. In help (freemind.mm) there were promised, that there will be created separate node titled "Links" but it didn't happen even under Windows and certainly not under Linux. Under Windows were hyperlinks inside text but these hyperlinks were gone if pasted in node editing mode. When exported as JavaApplet, then in Windows there were seen those underlined blue hyperlinks but they were not clickable. These clickable hyperlinks inside node is also filed as feature request by me - https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2020252&group_id=7118&atid=357118

    If developers using Windows would like to test Linux and its problems, then there can be any free virtual machine program used. E.g. I use under Linux freeware VirtualBox - http://www.virtualbox.org/ - but this is also available for MS Windows, Solaris, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X Intel and for many Linux distros. Under VirtualBox you can mount Linux ISO-image and run it straightly without burning it onto CD/DVD. If your development machine under Windows has at least 1GB RAM, then there is no problem to run Linux inside virtual machine with 256MB of RAM, then 768MB remains to Windows. Certainly, there are several virtual machine programs, e.g. VM Ware and MS Virtual PC and certainly you can choose, whatever you prefer and what fit your needs. I like VirtualBox and its fast perfomance and responsibility when switching between full screen and window. Also VirtualBox is lightweight app if to compare e.g. with VM Ware, especially under Linux, which I use. There is also freeware VM Ware Server available, which can be used also to connect itself, it means to localhost but there is also possible to run virtual machines over network. VirtualBox has also remote working feature.

  • Ryan Wesley
    Ryan Wesley

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    Hello Dimitry and Edmund,

    There is a lot to take in here. This is what I know:

    It is true that if you copy-and-paste HTML from your web browser into

    a) Short text editor - all formatting is lost
    b) Rich text editor - ugly HTML display, as Edmund's screen shot

    I thought this was known about. What shall we do?


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    Because it is a linux issue now only Chris can handle it. The issue seems to be very important because it affects many linux user who can not paste HTML into FreeMind.

    I am going to install linux too some months later, but I hope that FreeMind release happens before.


    • assigned_to: ryan_wesley --> christianfoltin
    • labels: 1017737 --> Linux
    • priority: 5 --> 7
    • assigned_to: christianfoltin --> dpolivaev
  • Eric L.
    Eric L.

    • status: open --> open-postponed
  • The proposed patch does not solve the problem but just disables paste of HTML. Actually a better work around could be that FreeMind itself automatically paste plain text if HTML is corrupted. But both solutions are just work arounds, pasting HTML under linux is still not possible as long as the java bug remains not fixed.


  • Julius Adorf
    Julius Adorf

    Dimitry is correct. The submitted patch is just a workaround.

    • assigned_to: dpolivaev --> christianfoltin