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Content PlaceHolder Bug

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  1. Shawn
    Shawn avatar
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    01 Jun 2010
    09 Dec 2010
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    I created a custom master page and uploaded it in Sitefinity.  When I wrap a content placeholder in a "p" tag Sitefinity doesn't actually render the content between the tags.  The content gets rendered below the end "p" tag. 

    So

    <p>
       <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="Content" runat="server" />
    </p>

    end up as

    <p>
    </p>
    Content gets rendered here

    I change the p to a div and it works as expected.  Is there a place to submit bugs?  Or view submitted bugs so I'm not spending time on already submitted bugs?
  2. Katia
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    11 Dec 2010
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    Hi Shawn,

    All Sitefinity controls render at least one wrapping DIV around the content they display. So the HTML from your example is supposed to look like the one below.

    <p>
    <div>Content</div>
    </p>

    This markup is invalid, because P tags cannot contain DIV tags. I suppose you use Firebug to inspect the rendered HTML. So, because the HTML is invalid, Firebug applies its error algorithms to the HTML before displaying it. After the error algorithms are applied, the result is:

    <p></p>
    <div>Content</div>

    If you open page source, you will see that the HTML is rendered as expected.

    The second case you have mentioned renders DIV in DIV which is valid HTML and Firebug displays it as expected.

    <div>
    <div>Content</div>
    </div>

    You can remove the P tag from the masterpage and set it in the page. This will produce valid HTML.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards,
    Katia
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  3. Shawn
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    13 Dec 2010
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    Hi Katia,

    Thanks for the info.  I guess the root issue goes back to the fact the Sitefinity is wrapping my Content Block in a div.  I wish there was a way to specify IF the Content Block gets wrapped in a div.  I've already started a long discussion that can be found here:  http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/forums/sitefinity-4-x/general-discussions/content-block-template.aspx.

    I actually would like

    <p>
       <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="Content" runat="server" />
    </p>

    To render

    <p>
    Content
    </p>

    However, when I use the Content Block to add content to the placeholder it always gets wrapped in a div. 

    <p>
    <div>Content</div>
    </p>

    I've already created a custom control that provides the functionality I need but this is just another use case where the Content Block should have extended functionality where you can specify the begin/end tag. 
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