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Old 06-26-2008, 07:36 PM
Stroller
 
Default Possibly OT: word-wrapping on bugs.gentoo.org

Hi there,

Sorry if this is a dumb-ass question, but am I the only person who
has problems with the word-wrapping on bugs.gentoo.org?


For instance, comments 5 - 10 of <http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?
id=84011> are impossible to read for me, because the text overflows
off the right of the page and if I want to read it I have to scroll a
horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the page. I have to scroll all
the way right for each line, then all the way left to read the next
one. This is frustrating to a degree that it makes the information on
the page near-useless.


I have to admit that I'm using a Mac as my desktop computer, but I
have tried this in Firefox as well as Safari and get the same thing.
Do you also see this using the browsers available on your Linux
desktops?


I think it's always been this way, but in the past I have never
needed to read a bug with so much information misformatted this way.
Presumably there are workarounds available, can someone let me in on
the secret? I had this idea that this was a common problem, but of
course google for "word wrapping bugs.gentoo.org" returns word
wrapping bugs with nano & kmail which happen to be filed on the site.


A bit more Googling finds:
Server-Side Comment Wrapping
----------------------------

In older Bugzillas, comments were wrapped to 80 characters by the
user's web browser, and then stored in the database that way. This
caused

problems because some browsers did not wrap comments properly.

Now, Bugzilla stores comments unwrapped and wraps them at display
time, so
all new comments should be properly wrapped. Also, when you
upgrade, Bugzilla
will look for old "mis-wrapped" comments and attempt to wrap them
properly.

<http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/2.20/release-notes.html>

But this does not seem effective against older comments in this
particular bug report. <http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84011>

Do I simply have to live with it?

Stroller.

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Old 06-26-2008, 07:45 PM
Kenneth Prugh
 
Default Possibly OT: word-wrapping on bugs.gentoo.org

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 20:36:57 +0100
Stroller <stroller@stellar.eclipse.co.uk> wrote:

> snip

For what it's worth, that particular bug has word-wrapping problems
here on Opera and Linux. However, its one of the few bugs I've ever
seen that has problems with wrapping. Seems your stuck with it for
now...

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