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Mike Nedelko
Mike Nedelko
8,991 Points

Django & JavaScript - Can't figure out what I am doing wrong

Hi StackOverflow community

I am doing something wrong but can't figure out what it is. I am having trouble with some Java Script and it seems as though Django just doesn't want it. I am attempting to add the following Java Script to my site, but the code just doesn't want to stick. Here is an example that works (http://codepen.io/Regaddi/pen/qZpbRj), but I can't replicate it in the code below code.

The javascript is supposed to take some tags such as :lol: and automatically convert it to an emoticon inside the editable p tag. It is also supposed to change :somegif: to an animated gif (please see the code via the link above for a workable example). What am I doing wrong?

Here is my HTML:

(function () {
    var $input, emojiMap;
    emojiMap = {
        ':lol:': '😆',
        ':somegif:': '<img src="http://i.giphy.com/pPzjpxJXa0pna.gif" />'
    $input = $('.input');
    $input.on('keyup input', function (ev) {
        var code, range, replacement, selection, text;
        text = $input.html();
        for (code in emojiMap) {
            if (window.CP.shouldStopExecution(1)) {
            replacement = emojiMap[code];
            text = text.replace(code, replacement);
        range = document.createRange();
        selection = window.getSelection();
        range.setStart(this, this.childNodes.length);
        return selection.addRange(range);
.input {
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  display: block;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  font-size: 1em;
  padding: .5em;
  width: 50vh;
  background-color: white;
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, user-scalable=no">
    {% load static from staticfiles %}
    <!-- The above 3 meta tags *must* come first in the head; any other head content must come *after* these tags -->
    <title>Bootstrap 101 Template</title>

    <!-- Bootstrap core CSS -->
    <link href="{% static 'css/bootstrap.css' %}" rel="stylesheet">

    <!-- Custom Styles CSS -->
    <link href="{% static 'css/styles.css' %}" rel="stylesheet">

    <!-- jQuery Implementation-->
    <script src="{% static 'js/jquery-1.12.2.min.js'%}"></script>
    <script src="{% static 'js/rango-jquery.js' %}"></script>
    <script src="{% static 'js/bootstrap.min.js' %}"></script>
  <body id="body_color">
    <div class="container" id="top_container">
        <div class="row"> <!-- Major Row containing both the chat window and the autoring window -->
            <div class="col-lg-4 center-block">
                    <div class="row">
                        <div class="col-ls-12"> 
                            <p contenteditable="true" class="center-block input"></p>

    <!-- jQuery (necessary for Bootstrap's JavaScript plugins) -->
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <!-- Include all compiled plugins (below), or include individual files as needed -->

1 Answer

Mike Nedelko
Mike Nedelko
8,991 Points

Ok. So I figured out the answer by reviewing the answer to this question:

The problem was two snippets of code, which CodePen injects into loops.

if (window.CP.shouldStopExecution(1)) {

And this one:


Once I took these out it worked.