Under review

HTML tags parsed and interpreted even in inline scripts

Omar Reidgrai 8 years ago in General updated 8 years ago 4

I have found a bug where html tags are interpreted within inline javascript and php, when they should be ignored. This is problematic if you have any closing tags contained in an inline script.

For example:

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Because the script closing tag in the string is interpreted , it will close the script tag early, and break the rest of the code as well as writing it all over the document. This can quite easily be countered by escaping the closing tag with a backslash, but that is inconvenient when dealing with large inline scripts.

Under review

Device Rotation causes incorrect scrolling

Steven Lu 9 years ago in General updated 5 years ago 6
This is mainly an issue with large files.

When device rotation occurs, the page position changes due to many lines becoming wrapped (or unwrapped). This in itself isn't a horrible problem, but what tends to happen is this: 

I am at line 5500, the file is 6200 lines. 

I rotate to portrait. It pegs me at the bottom of the file. This clamps the y-offset.

Now I rotate back to portrait in hopes of returning to line 5500. I am dropped off around line 4000.

This is... not... ideal. 

One great way to fix BOTH issues is to check the line# and return me to that position upon device rotation. 

Note also that having a cursor present will prevent this issue (which is probably why this has not been reported yet). However having a cursor makes over 1/3 of the screen consumed by a keyboard so I *ensure* the keyboard is put away when I use Textastic to read code (as it's hardly practical to do actual coding), but it causes this issue every time (when i am near the bottom of a file).

So since I am JB'd i would use tweaks that let me force specific apps to be portrait-locked, but it's just not ideal because sometimes I do need to go landscape when the line wrapping gets to be overwhelming.
Under review


Sean Luddeni 9 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 9 years ago 3
I think it would be great if you added support for PAWN. If it was added, I would purchase this app in a heartbeat. I use PAWN to work on SA:MP servers. 

adjust font size

Cindi Gay 11 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 11 years ago 1
Can the font size on the ipad be adjusted?  I have poor eyesight and will have to enlarge the font.  A fallback solution is to buy the iphone app and then click 2x.  What do you recommend?


Would like to see your app in the share sheets for "working copy" app

Maury Hill 9 years ago in General updated 9 years ago 2
Working copy is a source control app released about a week or two ago. It allows me to commit files to bit bucket and if your app was in their share sheet or displayed in the share sheets available to them, I could edit the files in your app instead of their crappy editor.
Not a bug

Javascript not working in preview

Michael Reynolds 9 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 9 years ago 3
My sample has 3 files: index.html, screen.css, and screen.js in the same directory. The preview shows my styled html but the javascript will not run. Checking firebug lite script>inspect screen.js shows in the dropdown but the script window says "Access to restricted URI denied". The javascript code runs when I export it using Dropbox elsewhere so I know it is accessible and working.

Python Interpreter

Karthik Maiya 10 years ago in General updated by Stefan Scriba 10 years ago 3
It would be really cool if textastic doubled as an interactive python interpreter with a command line function and everything. Since python doesnt need compilation i believe it is possible. Thanks!

Where is the documentation for using the textastic:// URL scheme?

Gary V. Vaughan 11 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 11 years ago 6

I'd like to edit my pythonista source files in Textastic, but I can't find the specification for the URL scheme.

If it's not there already, any plans for http://x-callback-url.com/ support?  I'd love to send files to Textastic for editing, and then have them sent back to Pythonista afterwards...


Here's the documentation for the x-callback-url actions that will be supported in Textastic 4.4:



Lasso 9

Undefined user 12 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 years ago 1

I would see Lasso 9 in the list of supported languages. In LassoSoft website, you can find language reference. Thank you Alexander, great app!  

Under review

Menlo included in iOS now

Steven Lu 9 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 9 years ago 1
I am a big fan of this font on OS X and since iOS includes it now, it should be just as easy to add to Textastic as Courier.