Form Title: Getting & instead of (and or &) on one of my forms.

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    lui916
    Asked on June 09, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Im Getting &: isnted of (and or &) on one of my forms. Please Help

     

     

    Example.....the Form: I cannot think of a better location for a school than at the Boys & Girls Club of Miami

    The email responce:  I cannot think of a better location for a school than at the Boys & Girls Club of MiamiI

     

    HELP HELP HELP please.

     

    Thanks

    Luis Beyra

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on June 09, 2011 at 06:34 PM

    Hi,

    Looking at your forms, I can see that the ampersand (&) displays without any problem at all.  Would you care to tell us if you still need any assistance with this issue?

    We look forward to your response. Thank you for using Jotform.


    Neil

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    gciad
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 02:51 PM

    Hey Neil, I'd like to bump this thread with a bit more detail as I'm experiencing a similar issue.

    Attached is a screenshot of the issue in question. This happens on Safari 5.1 and IE 7, 8.

    When the headline / name of the form (L&E Bottling Contact Form) gets picked up into the <title> of a pop-up window the &amp; from the coded headline shows plain-text characters.

    Is there a way to specify a seperate <title> tag for the pop-up window that's different from the title of the form itself?

    Thanks much,

    -Paul

    contact form characters

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    allanftd
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 03:20 PM

    Hi gciad,

    Thank you for your message. My suggestion for you is to create a new blank webpage then specify the <TITLE> </TITLE> that you want to see in the pop up window's heading. Paste your form using the embed code of your choice. And finally, save this page. Then, in the original webpage where you want the form to be activated, add a hyperlink to open up the form in a new window.

    Please click here for a demonstration of this workaround.

    Kindly inform us if this will work for you or not. Thank you for using JotForm!

    JOTFORM SUPPORT

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    gciad
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 03:26 PM

    Hi Allanftd, thanks for the quick response!

    The workaround does make sense and I will use that in the future.

    I was hoping there'd be a fix on the jotform side of things without creating new pages, but so it goes.

    Keeping doing awesome stuff!

    Thanks much, - Paul

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 04:05 PM

    Hi Paul,

    Just to add something to the discussion, I believe that there used to be no way of setting a title for the form. In the past, all forms assume the title "Form".

    Our developers changed it so that the text in the topmost heading in a form will become its title. I don't think they would want to change it again but the issue you reported is something that seems to be easy to fix so I'll be submitting a report ticket for it.

    We'll let you know if there are any updates. Thanks!


    Neil

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    gciad
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 04:11 PM

    Hey Neil,

    I totally agree it's an upgrade from just saying "form" good call :)

    It's rather nice as long as there aren't any &xxx; characters in the title of the form. That one tweak would be a refinement on the already intuitive logic of top headings becoming form titles!

    Thanks much for the additional follow-up!

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    serkan
    Answered on August 04, 2011 at 09:44 AM

    & amp; problem on form titles is fixed now.

    Thanks for reporting.

    Please clear your browser cache before trying.

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    gciad
    Answered on August 04, 2011 at 02:08 PM

    Hey, it looks good! Thanks very much for that fix! Well done folks!

    -Paul

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    koiautoparts
    Answered on September 20, 2011 at 09:16 AM

    Wouldn't it make more sense to have the the Title of your Form be the Title of the Webpage? What if you don't use a Heading in your form? You're stuck with the "Form" title.

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    abajan
    Answered on September 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Hi koiautoparts

    Your suggestion is spot on! Actually, just a few days ago I was thinking the same thing. I can't tell you if or when this will be implemented but one workaround is to include a heading and then hide it from view with injected CSS, like I just did in this form.

    If you have other suggestions, we'd certainly like to hear them, as we value input from our clients.

    Cheers


    ~ Wayne

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    koiautoparts
    Answered on September 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Brilliant abajan! Worked like a charm.