Reason for this postI wanted to edit something because I referred someone to the post Changing the settings (click BACK button to get back to this page). I almost always prepare my posts using the EDIT HTML mode as to me, it is easier and preferable. When I first prepare the post, it is usually nicely formatted - sections like this one, and paragraphs separated by empty space so you can quite easily go to the section or paragraph where you need to do the editing. I will put what I typed for this post into a scroll box below so that you can see what I mean. Now when I go to edit the post Changing the settings (click BACK button to get back to this page), this is what I see:
The empty lines that are present when I first prepare the post are replaced by <br /><br /> and all the sections and paragraghs are jumbled up into a huge paragraph, making finding things very difficult. And worst, if I want to get around the problem and switched to COMPOSE mode the code I use to display HTML tags like <img>, for example get changed to the actual HTML tags, which means they don't get displayed, and I will have to edit the post all over again.
Here is the scrollbox containing what is initially typed in the post editor window when in the EDIT HTML mode as I promised above to put, but this post content is very long because of what I put in the scroll box above, so I will replace it with an example:
I will publish this post, and if I remember, I will edit that post to see if Blogger did what I descibed above, and if it did, I will update this post with a scroll box containing what Blogger has replaced the above with.
Update 4 July 2007: The above test post was published at Peter's Private Blog. Opened up the post editor window for that post and the formatting had not been changed. I really don't know when and/or under what circumstances will Blogger mess up your post formatting in the post editor window.