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Re: Explicit forum width

by Chady (Priest)
on Apr 17, 2004 at 16:31 UTC ( #345982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Explicit forum width

I think your problem can be solved with Auto Code Wrapping in your User Settings.

More information about that is at New code wrap options

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Re^2: Explicit forum width (IE+)
by tye (Sage) on Apr 18, 2004 at 03:14 UTC

    "Auto" code wrapping only partially works for browsers that don't support soft hyphens (it won't break long sequences of non-white-space characters and this often means you'll see very wide pages). In fact, flyingmoose's problem could well be the use of "auto" code wrapping.

    For quite a long time, the only browser that supported ­ was IE6. Finally, some of the other browsers are catching up on this front. I've heard reports that the latest FireFox and latest Opera now support ­, though I haven't verified these claims.

    See Re: Space or Soft Hyphens (see code wrap) to see if your browser supports soft hyphens.

    I have a design for how to reformat <pre> tags similar to how "auto" code wrapping works, which will prevent most of the problems with <pre> tags making pages wide while still having them appear the same (if your window is wide enough).

    I'll probably make this optional and it won't use &shy; unless you've enabled auto code wrapping. No, there is no schedule for when it will be available. (At the moment, I'm still rebuilding part of my PM development platform.)

    - tye        

      I'm using firefox 0.8 on Debian. Horiz scrolling only appears to be screwy on the monastery gates, so maybe it's a node from one of the less visited forums? I've tried this with code wrapping on and off both.

      Not a big deal, prob not worth worrying about, just thought I'd ask.

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