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  2. MDL-6649

HTML Editor in essay question unreliable

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2
    • Fix Version/s: 1.6.3, 1.7
    • Component/s: Questions
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Internet Explorer on Windows
    • Rank:
      28268

      Description

      Multiple instances of the HTML editor cause Internet Explorer to function unreliably: the editor may be displayed with just a tool bar and no text area, or IE may lockup completely. This causes big problems for students taking quizzes with Essay questions, especially if multiple essay questions are loaded in one quiz.

      When we originally wrote the essay question at Humboldt State, we did not enable the HTML editor for this reason.

      See http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=54574 for more information about the problems the HTML editor can cause when used in essay questions.

      I would suggest either not displaying the editor in quiz essay questions at all: loading multiple instances of the editor on Firefox can also slow down the page load a good deal, or putting in a browser detection function to hide it when the user is using Internet Explorer on Windows.

      Perhaps another option would be a config option in the Quiz module to use or not use the HTML editor in essay questions.

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          Activity

          Michael Penney created issue -
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Field Original Value New Value
          Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
          Fix Version/s 1.7 [ 10120 ]
          Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]
          N Hansen made changes -
          Link This issue will be resolved by MDL-6723 [ MDL-6723 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Link This issue will be resolved by MDL-6723 [ MDL-6723 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]
          Status Resolved [ 5 ] Reopened [ 4 ]
          Fix Version/s 1.6.3 [ 10140 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Status Reopened [ 4 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
          Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Summary HTML Editor in Quiz Essay Question unreliable HTML Editor in essay question unreliable
          Component/s Questions [ 10087 ]
          Component/s Quiz [ 10059 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Link This issue is duplicated by MDL-9328 [ MDL-9328 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Link This issue is duplicated by MDL-17690 [ MDL-17690 ]
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Status Resolved [ 5 ] Closed [ 6 ]
          QA Assignee nobody
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Workflow jira [ 17405 ] MDL Workflow [ 53477 ]
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Workflow MDL Workflow [ 53477 ] MDL Full Workflow [ 82543 ]
          Tim Hunt made changes -
          Link This issue is duplicated by MDL-28556 [ MDL-28556 ]

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