[thelist] "embedding crap HTML"

Lonnie.Kraemer lwkraemer at directvinternet.com
Thu Oct 17 01:40:01 CDT 2002

> Reading posts from last weekend, I noticed in a message from
aardvark -
> and I'm taking this out of context - the comment "i helped build the
> CMS, and coded all the pages, and ensured people weren't embedding
> HTML into their content..."
> What steps does one take to ensure people aren't "embedding crap HTML
> into their content..."? I was part of a recent site redesign that
> included a fairly basic CMS and I know this is a significant issue. If
> you have a few dozen people authorized to edit content in assigned
> throughout the site, how do you keep them from adding their own
> touches" that may contradict both the style guide established for the
> site and valid markup?
> I'm assuming it must require providing users with an editing system
> allows them to identify headers, paragraphs, lists, etc. but that does
> not allow direct creation of HTML.

Yup, that's it. (and take away pointy objects and crayons).
OR you could tax them for each HTML tag!!!

unauthorized HTML tags - 15 .............. $30.00

Lonnie Kraemer

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