Adaptive forms: Inline long description help text URLs not working

Christopher_Pa4 20-02-2018

Hi all!  I'm testing some items in my forms setup, and am running into an issue.

In our Long Description, we want to include links to external sites.

When I try putting  a link into the Long Description, even if I use the Source Edit, the URL gets stripped out.

I put <p>This is my long description with <a href="" alt="Google" target="_blank">Google!</a></p> into my Long Description.

But when I save and preview, the link disappears and it returns <p>This is my long description with <a target="_blank" alt="Google">Google!</a></p>. The href has been removed.

What is causing this?

As a secondary question, is there a way to embed images in the Long Description?


Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

smacdonald2008 20-02-2018

On AEM 6.2 - i was able to reproduce your issue. There is a bug here (it works on 6.3).  Please log a support ticket as Eng needs to fix it.


Answers (8)

Answers (8)

smacdonald2008 20-02-2018

Point them to this thread URL and say that on 6.2 - the HREF is removed and we confirmed it in the communtiy. Also mention we said it worked on AEM 6.3.

Christopher_Pa4 20-02-2018

Hi Jim!

I am trying on a text field. I am using AEM Forms 6.2.

To make sure none of my template code may be interfering, I have set up on a blank default form.


When I first go out of source edit mode and close the full-screen page, it appears to be correct in the dialog,


but as soon as I click the checkbox to save it, the link href goes away.

I don't think it's the link checker, because I can put external links into a static text component. Very frustrating!

James_R_Green 20-02-2018

Hi ChrisPasquarette

What type of field are you putting this url into the long description of?

Which version of AEM forms are you using?

It seems to work when I tried it on a text box in 6.3

Perhaps you could include some screenshots of your setup so we can try to recreate

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 20.29.56.png

I the above image, I created the first link manually and your one was copy and pasted below it in  source edit mode

I was also able to add an image:

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 20.34.00.png

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One thing I did notice is that it didn't save unless I went out of source edit mode and then closed the dialog, I doubt that is what your problem is but thought I would mention it