I saw your other post about the email link as well. Sounds like you are dead set on getting html in:)
I disabled EVERY filter and macro in the admin console.
I then created a document in plain text mode, with all sorts of html--event the "mailto" link.
It all worked.
I believe some of your issues can be resolved by looking at the html filter and wiki syntax filter--these change the underlying messages quite a bit.
I also want to elaborate that the "Rich Text" editor, is not an RTF editor. It does not convert RTF files.
The light begins to shine! I now understand that RTF and Rich Text Editor are not the same. Thanks for clarifying and for the HTML tip.
I also had a user in a training session ask about this - is there another way to get content formatted in Word (or other RTF editor) transmogrified into wiki markup? If not, can I suggest that as a feature? Maybe as a button on an uploaded Word doc - "turn this Word doc into a wiki doc"
This idea has been tossed around internally--converting Word to wiki and back again. That's a surprisingly huge undertaking, but is definitely in the brainstorming phase here. So that this idea is not lost though, I have logged is as a new feature in JIRA. Make sure to vote for it to raise it's significance at Jive: