Changes in default image html formatting?

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A few months ago, around the time the Aviary image editor was released, the html on uploaded images changed as well, so that each image was in a separate div, and the divs were separated by <p>&nbsp;</p> I was really happy with the change, as it made working with the html much, much easier. (Everything was much easier to read.) Working in the rich text editor was easier too, with a blank line between images making it easy to insert text where I wanted it.

I noticed in the last week or so that images are now being uploaded and formatted in the old style, with all the images in between paragraph tags, separated only by line breaks. I'm curious about why the change, and hopeful that I'll soon see the new style back.

Leah Buckley

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Jen, Typepad Support Engineer

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Hi Leah! When the div tags were used to insert images in posts, we ran in to other issues with spacing around the images which caused problems for other bloggers. The div tags also resulted in the occasional broken div tag causing other display issues for some (displaced columns, missing content, for example). After testing many options, we made the choice to go back to not using the div tags which eliminates the issues.

We're sorry you preferred the div tags for embedding images in the posts. We're continuing to improve the new insert image tools, and we'll take your feedback into consideration.

Leah Buckley

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Thanks for the reply!

Just as some additional feedback, the div tags themselves didn't make much of a difference to me. The most useful thing was the change in the way the text in the html editor was formatted, with line breaks and white space between the anchor tags surrounding individual image. There's so much html and javascript gobbledygook for each image that each one can take up 8 lines. When they're all together in one run-on blob, it's difficult to differentiate between them when you're trying to edit the post. Perhaps you can look into keeping the html itself as is, but cleaning up the appearance/formatting in the editor?

Thanks again.

Jen, Typepad Support Engineer

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Thanks, Leah! We'll keep your suggestions in mind and see what we can do to better meet your needs.