TinyMCE eats line breaks in Safari 3

February 3, 2008

My first post using WordPress gave me a headache as I was unable to insert the screenshot image with line breaks above and below, separating it from the text. It’s supposed to be easy! I shouldn’t have to switch from the WYSIWIG editor to the muck with the source HTML and insert <p> tags where they belong. It turns out that TinyMCE, the editor used in WordPress (and other blogging software as well) is buggy with Safari and deletes line breaks for fun. Grrrrr.

Now, the question is, if I bother to continue, do I hack with Safari (as described in the support article), use a second browser like Firefox (kludge), or an offline editor (kludge)? I’m writing this in Qumana, and it’s an OK Java app (but obviously Java).

We’ll see.