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HTML in custom field description

Hi, in Jira Server 8.5 we added HTML in description of custom fields, and it worked correctly. But trying the same HTML in Jira 8.6 and Jira 8.7, and see tags in description.

What can be wrong here?

 

Thank you!

3 answers

... and they seem to have also implemented an alternative there.

Looking at a test 8.7 instance the custom field descriptions now support wiki markup syntax like _italic_ & *bold*.

This is more apparent in the custom field edit-masks
cf_configuration.png
than it is in the field configuration's input mask.
field_configuration_edit_mask.png

But is still works if you input something like *bold test*.

This might or might not suffice for your purposes, depending on what your previous html did. ;)

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Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team Dec 08, 2020

Hi,

Just wanted to clarify a bit here.  Starting with Jira Server 8.7.0, we turned off HTML support for custom field descriptions by default.  This was shipped in JRASERVER-70859 : Disallow HTML in custom field descriptions and list item values by default.

That said though, it is still possible to enable this feature as explained in Configuring Jira application options.  We understand that many Jira server installations have been using this as a means to customize the layout of pages or make other changes.  So installations that have been using this feature and upgrade Jira will continue to have this enabled by default.

However new installations will have this disabled by default.  But again, a system administrator can enable that feature if you wish.

Andy

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DPK J Community Leader Mar 23, 2020

This is due to security issues.

Please refer - https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-28776 (look at comments and other related issues)

Hi!

Ok, thank you for information, it helped.

 

Tatiana

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