Ticket #8341 (confirmed Bug)
Faulty removal of empty spans in paste from word cleaning
|Reported by:||toma25||Owned by:|
|Component:||Plugin : Paste from Word||Version:|
In the paste from word plugin, there is a regexp replace of "<span>" for removing empty spans. The intention is right, but it is done without respect to the end tag. Thus ending up in a faulty DOM and destroying formatting of doc.
e.g. <p>normal <span style="my style"> text <span>with</span> my style.</span></p> Will cause styling to end after "with" instead of at "style."
This can in fact not be cleaned in regexp, it has to be done in the DOM.
The error is at line 1131 in _source\plugins\pastefromword\filter\default.js
The faulty code: Remove the dummy spans ( having no inline style ). data = data.replace( /<span>/g, );
Looked back to version 3.4 its at least that old.