@clacke I think you are right, it's the form - or more likely something behind the form that's sanitising the HTML. I haven't noticed this here before, probably because people don't sent in much HTML. Much of it is plain text or a Markdown variant which I process for them.
@clacke I have taken it upon myself to intercept all (top level) show notes and fix them as necessary, turning them into HTML as required. This helps to prevent issues with uploading to archive.org where notes can be sanitised out of existence if they don't conform to their requirements.
@clacke No. It's on a Gitlab server run by anhonesthost.com but access is restricted due to various policy decisions. We have to tackle this soon!
@clacke Thanks for the offer though!
@clacke I have access and have had a look. It's PHP and I think it's the use of 'stripslashes' on the form contents. Of course, this function strips backslashes! I imagine the goal originally was to de-quote stuff that's on its way to the database, but the form data gets dropped into a file - which I post-process.
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