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Old 12-09-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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I need some help with linux web pages

Hello, I am a new linux user, and I also do a lot on ebay, when I first had windows xp, I could click on ebay/, and when it asked for the description of the page it made me write it in html, I dont want to do that, I want to write it the same way you can on windows

If you want to know what the windows ebay is like it is almost the same as posting a forum on this page
Old 12-10-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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The ebay site probably detects what browser you are using and if you are using IE you get a WYSISYG editor like this one, otherwise you get a normal text box to write HTML in.

Why would they do this? because more than likely the WYSIYG editor that they have coded only works in IE.
Old 12-10-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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You could try using opera and tell it to identify itself as IE...that MIGHT work.
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Originally Posted by phil.d.g
Why would they do this? because more than likely the WYSIYG editor that they have coded only works in IE.
If they are using a WYSIWYG HTML editor, it's worth knowing that this is actually part of MS Internet Explorer, and is not a standard HTML feature (it works by turning on an 'editable' flag in an IFrame).

Firefox is the only other browser that supports this feature, so Opera won't work. However, it's a fairly recent addition to Firefox, and many of the web sites that use it have been written with the assumption that they will only work with MSIE, and so a lot of them don't work with Firefox, despite the fact that it does support the features they need.

So if this is the problem, then the only real option you have is to try it with Firefox. If that works, then all well and good. If it doesn't, then complain to EBay repeatedly until they fix it

Hope that helps.
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What if you use a WYSIWYG program and then copy-paste the html code it generates?


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