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  1. Jira Server and Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-61023

Using special charactor in description field will result in the description appearing HTML tag (eg. <p>) and special charactors change to HTML entities (eg. < changes to &lt)

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      Description

      NOTE: This bug report is for JIRA Server. Using JIRA Cloud? See the corresponding bug report.

      Summary

      Using special character in description field of some custom field (non text-only field type) will result in the description appearing HTML tag eg.

      <p> <p>
      

      and special characters change to HTML entities

      eg.< changes to &lt;
      

      Description Field

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      Steps to Reproduce

      1. Create/Edit Custom Field (or Field Configration)
      2. Edit field description
      3. Enter special characters

      Expected Results

      The description is displayed without appending the "<p>" at the start / and of the description
      and special character should not translate to HTML entities.

      eg. Value <= $10000
      

      Actual Results

      eg. <p> Value &lt;= $10000 <p>
      

      *HTML tag disappears when description field are empty. However, it will will remain visible if there are any character entered (even when no special character are included in the description).

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              ashohaimi Syauqi (Inactive)
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