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RE: Code Display Methods

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Jun 22, 2000 at 07:02 UTC ( #19389=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Code Display Methods

<TEXTAREA COLS="12" ROWS="2" NAME="Not a good idea" WRAP=PHYSICAL>Bad idea. Call it a hunch, but I suspect that many people would quickly get irritated by that. We are having enough trouble just getting people to use <CODE> tags. Just imagine the fiasco with all sorts of randomly sized textareas showing up (COLS="300" anyone?) </TEXTAREA>

Update: For those confused by the replies below, this node used to be in a tiny, tiny textarea (2 rows and 12 columns). The HTML is still there, but apparently the Everything engine now strips it out.

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RE: RE: Code Display Methods
by Kozz (Friar) on Jun 22, 2000 at 07:11 UTC
    *chuckles* You make a good point, Ovid.

    I was thinking more along the lines of a perlmonks-specific tag (such as the brackets used for node-linking) which vroom's code would allow a particular ROWS & COLS, perhaps based on user preferences. Of course this would only be convenient for those of us with accounts.

    Update: Another thought would be an IFRAME, if only it was universally supported... :-(
RE:(2) Code Display Methods
by Russ (Deacon) on Jun 22, 2000 at 10:56 UTC
    <textarea rows=10 cols=60> hehehe Point well made. Now, to be fair, you *did* make the thing tiny and forbade the horizontal scrollbar (with "wrap=physical"). I understand the actual idea as: allow the *viewer* to control the size of the box, not the poster. I must admit, though...even while defending the idea, I would probably not choose to utilize the feature. Perhaps if the code would automagically use a textarea when a monk has submitted code wider than a certain threshold? Russ </textarea>

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