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Wierd Problems with IE and Firefox
can't paste html

 7:40 pm on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Brief Description:

1. What would prevent me from being able to paste HTML code into a form that allows you to enter HTML code? This is with Firefox

2. I am unable to login to a particular site that I have been logging into for about 6 months. This is with IE. It keeps returning invalid id or passwd.

Detailed Info

1. This form is divided into 2 parts on the same page. The top part is for HTML. The bottom is for plain text. On the top part, I click View HTML. When I move my cursor to the area to paste the HTML, the cursor doesn't change from the regular arrow to a I sign. When I right click, the Paste, Copy etc options are not there. I get the window that lets you Reload, Save Page as, etc.

2. On this same site, I am unable to login when using IE. I have no problem logging in with Firefox. This particular login window has the message that tells you what to do if you have problems logging in. So, I enter user/passwd, the IE icon spins around like always, then stops. The login screen is still there. I had the Support team check out all of the pages with my userid/passwd and they have no problems when using IE.

The 2 problems appeared at the same time. I ran Spybot, Adware, and Norton. Nothing was found. I am using W2000 and have the latest Windows updates installed.

I am very new in the Webmaster arena. I still use my cheat sheets for html but I'm getting there. I wouldn't know a Java script if it bit me on the toe. I came across this site about 20 minutes ago and it looks fantastic. I plan on spending the rest of the day going thru the forums. Maybe the answer to my problems are already here.

Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated!




 8:49 pm on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the forums. Of course I am biased. but I think you've found a great palce to improve your webmastering skills. We've got members here who went from dabbling to full time incomes based on what they icked up from this community.

Both these buggy behaviors sound uncommon to me. On the "can't paste in html" issue - some questions come to mind:

1. What is the source you are pasting from?
2. Are you sure the "copy" step is happening correctly?
3. What actually DOES happen? Nothing at all, or an error message, or...

On your IE log-in troubles, might it be a security settings problem? I imagine that th forum Help would have had you check that, but it never hurts to ask.


 10:03 pm on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the welcome. I agree, there is an incredible amount of talent in this forum. I have been reading since posting and have picked up 6 tips that will help me.

1. What is the source you are pasting from?
I have tried copying from NVU, html source and also pasting the NVU source into Notepad.

2. Are you sure the "copy" step is happening correctly?
Yes. I verified with Support and also have a step by step procedure that I follow. I have used this procedure successfully before.

3. What actually DOES happen? Nothing at all, or an error message, or...
Absolutely nothing happens. No errors, no action. Might as well go fishing:))

Security Settings in IE: I set Security to the lowest possible setting. Still can't login on that page. I don't remember seeing a Help forum. I will check that out.

Is it normal when replying to a post to just see the original post? I would rather have seen your post so that I could answer your questions.

Thanks for the quick response. Have a Happy 4th.



 12:58 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, we only show the original post these days - it helps to keep threads from wandering too far off topic, which isn't a big deal on our technical boards (like html or php) but can be when opinion and discussion crops up.

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