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HTMLText reformatting and breaking code

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Community Member, 49 Posts

20 December 2010 at 3:47pm


I have set up an HTMLText data-type field on a dataobject to hold the embed code for an mp3 player, see example below

<object data="" type="text/html" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="300" height="355"><param name="movie" value=""><param name="quality" value="high"><param name="allowNetworking" value="always"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="never"><object data="" type="text/html" width="300" height="355"></object></object>

The problem is... the HTMLText data-type strips the closing </object> tag off the end upon saving. I'm guessing it thinks it's a mistake and wants to fix it for me... but it actually breaks the site in IE if i don't have that closing tag and also invalidates my mark-up.

I tried using the "Text" data-type instead of "HTMLText" but then it just spits out the code in text, not a rendered mp3 player.

Is there a way I can tell HTMLText data-type NOT to modify the code? Or a way to make Text data-type spit out the player rather than the code?

Thanks in advance :)