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Long lines of text

Postby guy » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:13 pm

Some posts such as this one were evidently written with the browser page set very wide.

They do not shrink on reading, so the reader with a low-res screen must constantly scroll sideways to read the wretched thing.

Can this be fixed?
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RE: Long lines of text

Postby towy71 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:55 pm

the formatting is the from original poster where he has put in ////////////////////////////// this stitching and the bulletin board can't break it, in the same way that humungeously long addresses can't be broken
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RE: Long lines of text

Postby A-Wing » Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:51 pm

Doesn't do it on my laptop, but the res is at 1280x800.
But towy71 is correct, strings of characters without whitespacing are difficult to work out a line wrap point, most browsers won't bother (possibly html spec).
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RE: Long lines of text

Postby towy71 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:04 pm

I can try to see if this messes up the look of these posts
http://www.longname.com/longer/longest/ ... index.html
hahaha oh dear sorry
oops
:oops: :oops: :oops: :wink:

ps that seems to be a valid domain :lol: as is www.stupidname.com
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Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby A-Wing » Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:18 pm

towy71 wrote:I can try to see if this messes up the look of these posts
http://www.longname.com/longer/longest/ ... index.html
hahaha oh dear sorry
oops
:oops: :oops: :oops: :wink:

ps that seems to be a valid domain :lol: as is www.stupidname.com


OK, that overflowed on my screen :)

You would be suprised what domains are registered. We have some very strange ones on our books :)
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RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby towy71 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:32 pm

I do have cluelessystems.co.uk ;-)
rather apt for me really and it isn't actually a place cos I have never got round to doing something with it
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RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby Flea » Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:52 pm

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The question is, who cares?
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RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby Rhakios » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:31 pm

In my experience, Firefox wouldn't break it to the window size, but Opera would. But it is annoying, and that's because it is entrely unnecessary. Even long links can be posted easily using the board's bb code.
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RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby towy71 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:26 am

I have the tinyurl extension on firefox, was just posting stupid link as an example!
Sorry if it has annoyed anyone, will edit it if neccessary

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RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby Rhakios » Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:04 pm

I understand the point you were making towy, and I meant that both long links and excessive ///////s are unnecessary.
In the former case, whether you use the bb code or tinyurl.
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RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text

Postby jjmac » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:49 am

Using a personal stysheet can be helpfull, in those respects.
The only thing i find strange here though is that the pages seem to be a lot more weighty that before, or compared to other sites. That is, the bytes down loaded per page. Regardless of cacheing. I can't really figure why that is.


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