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Custom Meta Tags : Closing tag gets stripped

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Community Member, 4 Posts

27 January 2015 at 3:02pm

On Silverstripe 3.1, I have a theme with a DOCTYPE set to XHTML 1.0 Strict

As I wanted to use Google Webmaster Tools on my website, I had to add a meta tag "google-site-verification" on my home page, so I decided to add it in the Custom Meta Tags field of my home page.

However, when I save my document, the "/" of my closing tag gets stripped from :
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="..." />

to :
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="..." >

which causes my browser not being able to open my website anymore, as my home page is not XHTML valid now. Same thing when I try with an opening and a closing tag (<meta name="google-site-verification" content="..." ></meta>), my closing tag gets stripped and I end up with only the opening tag (<meta name="google-site-verification" content="..." >).

Has anyone ever run into this issue ? Is there a way to go around ? I guess I could include this tag in my theme's template, but I really only need this meta tag for my home page.


Community Member, 1 Post

30 January 2016 at 2:48am

Edited: 30/01/2016 2:58am

Having the same issue. (SS: 3.2.1)