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Zach Bonham

March 23, 1999, 02:56 PM


Just curious...I have noticed that when I post to the board, it runs everthing together....like it strips the whitespace between paragraphs or something?




Do I need to use HTML or something to insert multiple newlines?




Thanks,
Zach

 
Jaap Suter

March 23, 1999, 04:11 PM

I noticed it too. But it isnt wrong all the time. Maybe it's the fault of our
own browser. Sometimes i use ie and sometimes netscp.

 
Kurt Miller

March 23, 1999, 05:52 PM


You shouldn't have to use html to get multiple lines... the formatting should be
pretty close to what you typed in the box. The only main difference is I had
to do some minor formatting changes because some people refused to use the enter key.
Several people would just type a long string in the text box (on one line), without
hitting enter. This made the reader have to scroll over to read it.

I don't know exactly what formatting errors you're talking about, but it should
come out like you typed it in the box. (eg this message, no html).

Ciao,

Kurt Miller (Psykic)
3D Coder/Researcher
http://www.flipcode.com

PS - if you find out its a browser problem, let me know and I'll
try to do something about it. I'm using netscape.


 
Zach Bonham

March 24, 1999, 10:28 AM



I guess that the big thing that I notice is that there isn't any spaces between my paragraphs.


I just entered 2 "returns" between the above sentence and this one.

When I view it, the spaces between will have been removed...


Zach

Kurt Miller wrote:
>>
>>You shouldn't have to use html to get multiple lines... the formatting should be
>>pretty close to what you typed in the box. The only main difference is I had
>>to do some minor formatting changes because some people refused to use the enter key.
>>Several people would just type a long string in the text box (on one line), without
>>hitting enter. This made the reader have to scroll over to read it.
>>
>>I don't know exactly what formatting errors you're talking about, but it should
>>come out like you typed it in the box. (eg this message, no html).
>>
>>Ciao,
>>
>>Kurt Miller (Psykic)
>>3D Coder/Researcher
>>http://www.flipcode.com
>>
>>PS - if you find out its a browser problem, let me know and I'll
>> try to do something about it. I'm using netscape.
>>
>>

 
Kurt Miller

March 24, 1999, 12:01 PM



Zach Bonham wrote:
>>I guess that the big thing that I notice is that there isn't any spaces between my paragraphs.
>>I just entered 2 "returns" between the above sentence and this one.
>>When I view it, the spaces between will have been removed...

Hmm... I see the two blank lines between your sentences when I view it.
I tried both the latest netscape and ie. What browser do you use?

-Kurt

 
Jaap Suter

March 24, 1999, 12:42 PM

I cant see the blank lines at home, where i use IE 4.0
i can see them at school however where i use netscape 4

 
Zach Bonham

March 24, 1999, 05:33 PM


Yeah, I bet it is my browser...

I am using IE 4.72 with SP1.

-Zach

Kurt Miller wrote:
>>
>>
>>Zach Bonham wrote:
>>>>I guess that the big thing that I notice is that there isn't any spaces between my paragraphs.
>>>>I just entered 2 "returns" between the above sentence and this one.
>>>>When I view it, the spaces between will have been removed...
>>
>>Hmm... I see the two blank lines between your sentences when I view it.
>>I tried both the latest netscape and ie. What browser do you use?
>>
>>-Kurt
>>

 
Kurt Miller

March 24, 1999, 07:09 PM



Zach Bonham wrote:
>>Yeah, I bet it is my browser...
>>
>>I am using IE 4.72 with SP1.

k, thanks. I'll try to fix it sometime when I get a chance.
It works w/ie5 (for me), and netscape 4.5. Feel free to use
html formatting though.

-kurt


 
Bry

March 25, 1999, 07:30 AM

Hi Kurt,

(I'm also using IE 4.72)
Here's something interesting. I've moved the <pre> tag around in a copy
of a message and I found that removing it makes the line breaks (<br>) work.
Of course that means ascii art still doesn't work. Putting <pre> inside
the <td> part of the table (main text) allows ascii art, but the fonts
go pretty small and bye bye to the line breaks. Does <pre> automatically
use a smaller font?
I'd be interested in how many people it works for. One fix is to remove the
<pre> so we have the line breaks working, and if we need ascii art (which
doesn't work for some of us now anyway) we just surround it with <pre>...</pre>.
Any comments out there folks?

Bry

 
Kurt Miller

March 30, 1999, 12:47 AM



Zach Bonham wrote:
>>
>>Yeah, I bet it is my browser...
>>
>>I am using IE 4.72 with SP1.

please try it now and let me know if it works...

-kurt

 
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