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  2. KULRICE-6836

Add feature to remove special characters for text area fields


    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: Backlog
    • Component/s: Development
    • Security Level: Public (Public: Anyone can view)
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      When users paste content into a text area (such as from word) characters can get entered that cause problems in the application. A request was made that KRAD provide some utility to 'clean' a value. Here is more information:

      From: "Fox, L Allen" <lfox@indiana.edu>
      Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:04:21 -0700
      To: Matt Sargent <masargen@indiana.edu>
      Cc: "Westfall, Eric Curtis" <ewestfal@indiana.edu>, Jessica Coltrin <jcoltrin@email.arizona.edu>, "Neal, Jerry K" <jkneal@indiana.edu>
      Subject: Re: Special Character's Scrubbing in FAR?

      Yes we tried a few different things before settling on using http://ckeditor.com/ to handle the issue. I know previous versions required you to use a paste from word button but I think the latest versions and the one in FAR now handle this garbage character stripping automatically. It is also a nice configurable embedded js editor for text fields.

      Let me know if you have any more questions.


      From: Matt Sargent <masargen@indiana.edu>
      Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:53:10 -0500
      To: Allen Fox <lfox@indiana.edu>
      Cc: "Westfall, Eric Curtis" <ewestfal@indiana.edu>, Jessica Coltrin <jcoltrin@email.arizona.edu>, "Neal, Jerry K" <jkneal@indiana.edu>
      Subject: Special Character's Scrubbing in FAR?


      Wasn't there a special routine developed or some sort of function in FAR that would strip out offending characters in the rich text fields when someone would copy/paste from Word? I thought there were some specific things Word included that needed to be removed. There's been talk with KC to do something along those lines in one way or another w/in KRAD.

      Matt Sargent
      Kuali Rice BAQA
      Indiana University


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