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[OT] Article Width

[OT] Article Width

Posted Dec 11, 2008 23:06 UTC (Thu) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
In reply to: [OT] Article Width by roelofs
Parent article: Dueling performance monitors

firefox3 automatically splits these. But of course it would have been better to use LWN's HTML formatting capabilites, or a tinyurl.


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[OT] Article Width

Posted Dec 12, 2008 21:57 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

Well, in this case a tinyurl would have defeated the purpose of the posting.

My Opera 8 splits the URL too.

[OT] Article Width

Posted Dec 15, 2008 2:35 UTC (Mon) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

I supposed I should upgrade to FF3 one of these years...

A (reasonably) browser-independent approach would be to auto-insert <wbr> pseudo-tags either before or after slashes, commas, ampersands, etc., in "words" that exceed, say, 30 or 40 characters. Most browsers treat those as optional break locations, but they're not otherwise displayed and don't insert whitespace into cut-and-pasted copies.

Greg


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