So I have a small bit of HTML and Javascript that I want to embed in a basic page. I go to edit the page, turn off rich text editing, and paste the HTML/javascript. I save, and then the javascript portion gets deleted while the HTML stays.

Is there any reason for this?

It is worth noting that the site is maintained and run by the university, although I have full permissions.

Other people say just add a bit of php and add_jscript(), but don't say where that goes, or how to get to that file.

EDIT: So I contacted the IT department and they suggesting adding the script as a block, and then adding the block to the page. Thanks for all your help!

  • Javascript gets filtered out when you use it in body or any kind of textarea. Add javascript using drupal_add_js in theme's template file. Nov 5, 2014 at 16:42
  • Is there a way to get at that file from the website itself? I'm limited by the fact that the files are on a server I don't have access to....
    – Guest
    Nov 5, 2014 at 17:16
  • I dont understand?? You have your javascript code right?? Nov 5, 2014 at 17:20
  • I've developed it on the side. I'm now trying to put it into a drupal page, and when I insert it in the HTML it deletes itself. The webpage is managed by the university so I'm starting to think it's there settings that are in the way.
    – Guest
    Nov 5, 2014 at 17:30
  • I mean to say that write hook_preprocess_page in your template.php file and add it using drupal_add_js() by adding current_path() condition if you want to add it on specific pages. Nov 5, 2014 at 17:38

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It looks like what's happening is your text format settings are stripping the JS out of the page. You can edit the formats by going to /admin/config/content/formats, or you may just need to select a different format for the node in question (under the body field when you edit the node).

If you need the JS available on several pages, have a look at: https://www.drupal.org/node/304255.

  • I think my problem is with settings that the university is imposing. I don't have permission for /admin/config/content/formats, and the text format is in full HTML
    – Guest
    Nov 5, 2014 at 17:16
  • So you don't have full permissions? I think by default the Full HTML format strips out all JavaScript. Are there any other formats to choose from? Do you have permissions to create blocks? Do you have filesystem-level access to the server? Nov 5, 2014 at 17:31
  • I have as many permission as I can be granted, however I think the IT department has restricted some. I don't have file system access
    – Guest
    Nov 5, 2014 at 17:40
  • Generally, site administrators allow only very trusted users to post JavaScript because it does pose a security concern. If the IT Department has disallowed users from adding JavaScript content, there's nothing you can do. Are there other text formats besides "Full HTML" to choose from? Nov 5, 2014 at 17:55
  • filtered and plain text.
    – Guest
    Nov 6, 2014 at 21:33

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