Entering javascript in the HTML Source editor

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Entering javascript in the HTML Source editor

Postby shimola » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:31 am

Hi there

Apologies if this has been asked before (I've done a few unsuccessful searches) - is it possible to change the settings of the HTML Source editor? I'd like to have a go at inserting a flash video in the abstract submission metadata but the editor strips out the script code.

I guess the alternative would be adding the videos as supplementry files (they might be a bit 'hidden' in the abstracts anyway) but then there might be a problem of what format to choose...

Best wishes


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Re: Entering javascript in the HTML Source editor

Postby asmecher » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:46 am

Hi Shimola,

There are controls to make sure that the kind of HTML that can be entered is limited, i.e. to formatting tags like <strong> and <em>, and that tags like <script> are removed. This is to prevent XSS attacks by non-priveleged users. Only Journal Managers have the freedom to enter unfiltered HTML. I wouldn't suggest allowing the <script> tag because it'll open you up to a large number of security risks -- using Supplementary Files or Galleys would probably be the best way to go.

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Re: Entering javascript in the HTML Source editor

Postby nef » Fri May 11, 2012 4:17 am

How can the jounal manager make it possible to insert a video in the abstract?
Many of our journals have links to videos in their articles. Is that less risky?
Niels Erik

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