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RE (tilly) 1: Soft wrapping?

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Sep 21, 2000 at 14:50 UTC ( #33462=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Soft wrapping?

In response to a question I was asked privately, the meaning of "soft" is that the extra returns will not be sent back to the server. Only the user's visual display is affected to be what IE does by default.


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RE: RE (tilly) 1: Soft wrapping?
by footpad (Abbot) on Sep 22, 2000 at 08:09 UTC
    Better, yet! Can we make it a checkbox/preference? It's _so_ annoying to see my carefully crafted CRLF's turned into mush by silly ol' dev types who don't realize that formatting may be intentional. -- f --- Newbie alert! If I'm missing something, please let me know--nicely, of course.
      I am confused by your question.

      Changing the wrapping only changes the display of text. It does not change the connection between what you type and what gets sent to the server.

      I suspect that what you are complaining about is that all text is assumed to be raw HTML. Well having an option to view it as formatted text might be nice (just steal from the / code-base) but is a somewhat separate problem. (For Netscape users such an option would be useless without the wrap attribute I just mentioned. To see what I want in action go to a site like kuro5hin, get an account, and try to post in Netscape.


        I may be exposing my raw experience with this new frontier, but it seems that textboxes are either wrapped or not.

        It would be nice to be able to choose, when submitting, whether or not a post's formatting should be "rewrapped" or accepted as is.

        I can't express it in HTML simply because I don't know the difference. All I know is that one certain sites, my carefully creafted <Ctrl+Enter> are accepted and, on other, they're not. D@mned annoying when you're posting a series of steps. Capishe?


        P.S. Anyone want to take this on as an article? I'll post it; I swear!

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