Flash displaying of html not displaying spans right

I have a swf that calls a php script. The script outputs html and then the html is displayed in a dynamic text box. The textbox is set to display html.

My problem is this. The

<b>Concealed Weapon Law </b>

will print bold on the dynamic text field, but

<span style="font-weight: bold;">Badges</span>

will not display bold on the dynamic text field.

I have an admin section built that allows a user to use a wysiwyg editor (js) to create the text and it does the span style way…

I have no way of changing that or I would.

Is there a way in flash to recognize that span style info to print out bold?