You can use most HTML tags in topics without a problem. This is useful where you want to
add some content that is formatted in a way that is not supported using shorthand
, for example,
you can write
There are a few usability and technical considerations to keep in mind:
- On collaboration pages, it's better not to use HTML, but to use shorthand instead - this keeps the text uncluttered and easy to edit using the plaintext editor.
- If you must use HTML, use XHTML 1.0 Transitional syntax.
<literal>..</literal> tags around blocks of HTML to avoid accidental interpretation of shorthand within the HTML.
- Script tags may be filtered out, at the discretion of your Wiki administrator.
Recommendations when pasting HTML from other sources (using the plain-text editor):
- Copy only text between
- Remove all empty lines. Foswiki inserts
<p /> paragraph tags on empty lines, which causes problems if done between HTML tags that do not allow paragraph tags, like for example between table tags.
- Remove leading spaces. Foswiki might interpret some text as lists.
- Do not span a tag over more than one line. Foswiki requires that the opening and closing angle brackets -
<...> - of a HTML tag are on the same line, or the tag will be broken.
- In your HTML editing program, save without hard line breaks on text wrap.
When using a WYSIWYG editor, you can just copy-paste directly into the editor, and the content will
be converted to shorthand
automatically when you save.