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Occasional PM's page width problem

by blazar (Canon)
on May 19, 2005 at 11:53 UTC ( #458591=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Generally PM's pages fit nicely in the available width of my browser's window. Occasionally, though, it doesn't, and an horizontal scrollbar is displayed. Personally, I find this very annoying: I don't really know what it's due to (yes, I know I may look into the page source and check for myself - just don't have time to), but even though it doesn't happen on a regular basis, I find it disappointing and I hope that there could be a mechanism to prevent such inconveniences at all.

For those reading this post now, it's happening in this very moment on Seekers of Perl Wisdom.

2006-10-20 Retitled by planetscape, as per Monastery guidelines

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Original title: 'Occasional PM's page widht problem'

Comment on Occasional PM's page width problem
Re: Occasional PM's page width problem
by pelagic (Curate) on May 19, 2005 at 12:08 UTC
    blazar,
    thats because 458582 has a very long string in it's <code> section like this one:
    012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789


    Update
    tye is right: it's not the <code> tagging but the long string without whitespace that refuses to be wrapped properly.

    pelagic
      Oh, and in the meanwhile I see it has been fixed... ;-)
      has a very long string in it's <code>

      No, the problem was that it was not in <code> tags. And your long line isn't either, despite you having put a </code> on the end of it, else it wouldn't cause a width problem for people who have their settings set up correctly for their browsing environment. Note that a long string of non-whitespace characters doesn't get wrapped if there are no newlines inside of the <code> tags with it.

      - tye        

Re: Occasional PM's page width problem
by jhourcle (Prior) on May 19, 2005 at 13:26 UTC

    see all but the first and last paragraphs of a note on a similar topic.

Re: Occasional PM's page width problem
by calin (Deacon) on May 19, 2005 at 17:28 UTC

    btw, this also sometimes happens when you have the CPAN nodelet turned on, and there are long module names in there, which do not wrap to multipe lines.

      It seems that all in all mine was quite a naive question. Well, even more naive than I had expected. Still, personally I find it so annoying that I wonder if it could be possible to "coerce" node's contents to avoid it, well perhaps upon a user's preference.
        That's where node consideration comes into play.

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