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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

I can try to see if this messes up the look of these posts
http://www.longname.com/longer/longest/mostlongest/mostestlongest/incredibly_longest/more-length/keep-on-going/until-youcant-stop/athe-end-of-the-day/you_never_know/it-might-end-here/index.html
hahaha oh dear sorry
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ps that seems to be a valid domain Laughing as is www.stupidname.com
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
I can try to see if this messes up the look of these posts
http://www.longname.com/longer/longest/mostlongest/mostestlongest/incredibly_longest/more-length/keep-on-going/until-youcant-stop/athe-end-of-the-day/you_never_know/it-might-end-here/index.html
hahaha oh dear sorry
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ps that seems to be a valid domain Laughing as is www.stupidname.com


OK, that overflowed on my screen Smile

You would be suprised what domains are registered. We have some very strange ones on our books Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

I do have cluelessystems.co.uk Wink
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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:26 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:49 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Long lines of text Reply with quote

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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