page layout -- horizontal scrolling
Posted Feb 1, 2007 15:50 UTC (Thu) by grouch
In reply to: more thoughts
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
Revamping the site visually would make it more appealing (no drums and whistles, but a clean, modern layout. Right now it is a clean old-fashioned layout).
The only revamping that I would like to see is elimination of the ability of one comment to wreck a page through the use of long, unbroken character strings. Other sites which allow comments, and are based on HTML tables, also suffer from this bug. As it is, anyone could force the width of this page, and any HTML format comments, to reach a very annoying extreme.
It is correctable either by pre-parsing comments (inserting whitespace if strings outside of < and > exceed a certain length without whitespace) or by eliminating the use of tables for displaying comments.
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