Zyxel Forum Web: using formatting code|quote|spoiler = huge html/css mess in Preview/access to page.

warwickt Posts: 111  Ally Member
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edited March 2023 in Security

Attention Zyxel lads 我的台湾朋友, this problem reproduceable on these + web browsers : Brave, Safari, Firefox etc when editing/accessing(browsing) a Zyxel community forum web post using 'code', 'spoiler' or 'quote' formatting.


After editing a post on the above using formatting "code" or "quote" or "spoiler" for a particular text box, that the resulting 'Preview" or futher unsolicited access to that page yields a mess of html/css ? raw directives and most unreadable jumble of text.

refer below where the text  block has been formatted as 'code'

<div>Router> show crypto map&nbsp; VTI7_usg60-lab2_connection</div><div>cryptography mapping: VTI7_usg60-lab2_connection</div><div>&nbsp; VPN gateway: VTI7_usg60-lab2_gateway</div><div>&nbsp; Gateway IP Version: IPv4</div><div>&nbsp; encapsulation: tunnel</div><div>&nbsp; active protocol: esp</div><div>&nbsp; transform set: 1</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; encryption: aes128</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; authentication: sha512</div><div>&nbsp; SA lifetime: 86400</div><div>&nbsp; PFS: none</div><div>&nbsp; nail up: yes</div><div>&nbsp; scenario: vpn-tunnel-interface</div><div>&nbsp; l2tp: no</div><div>&nbsp; local policy: any</div><div>&nbsp; remote policy: any</div><div>&nbsp; protocol type: any</div><div>&nbsp; configuration provide:&nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; mode config: no</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; configuration payload: no</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; address pool:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; first dns:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; second dns:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; first wins:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; second wins:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; policy enforcement: no</div><div>&nbsp; replay detection: no</div><div>&nbsp; narrowed: yes</div><div>&nbsp; adjust mss: yes</div><div>&nbsp; mss value: 0</div><div>&nbsp; stop rekeying: no</div><div>&nbsp; NetBIOS broadcast over IPSec: no</div><div>&nbsp; outbound SNAT: no</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; source:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; destination:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; target:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; inbound SNAT: no</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; source:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; destination:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; target:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; inbound DNAT: no</div><div>&nbsp; vcp reference count: 0</div><div>&nbsp; active: yes</div><div>&nbsp; VTI: vti7</div><div>&nbsp; VPN ID: 8</div><div>&nbsp; connected: yes</div><div>&nbsp; connectivity check: no</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; check method: none</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; IP address: none</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; period: none</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; timeout: none</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; fail tolerance: none</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; port: none</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; log: no</div><div>&nbsp; rule type: 4in4</div><div>Router></div>

Problem Issue

The resulting jumbled text degrades the information in the post that of assistance to other forum members and the good lads at Zyxel Tech support in Taiwan .


Fundamentally the use of  "code" or "quote" or "spoiler" formatting in a Zyxel forum post is useless presently...
  • this used to :#  :angry: ( work in the PREVIOUS older forum when it was first started ) 


Yes, common browsers Safari, Firefox, Brave and even the distasteful Windows 10 Pro Edge browser. 

Workaround: (hmmm ...)

Dont use the formatting for   "code" or "quote" or "spoiler" in the Zyxel forum web site. 


refer to attached images from Windows 10 Pro and MacOS 10.15.6 and MacOS 11.1
  • dont_backup/zyxel_forum_2021-12-13_001_correct_formatting.png
  • dont_backup/zyxel_forum_2021-12-13_002_windoze-10_pro_edge.png
  • dont_backup/zyxel_forum_2021-12-13_003_macos_pro_safari.png

As always thanks for your advice and assistance.

Hong Kong

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