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Re: [opensuse-project] RFC: How to improve openSUSE websites
On 20/06/2019 14.59, Vinzenz Vietzke wrote:
Am Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:17:53 +0200
schrieb "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

His mail looks fine here :-?
There is a problem with the automatic wrapping when replying to him,
though.

Sure? Even the web archive of this list shows the messed up wrapping:
https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/2019-06/msg00253.html

Sorry, I don't see the problem there. I only notice that line length varies a
lot, but it could be because the font is proportional when it should be fixed.

The problem I see is not while reading the post. Example, as it displays here
(I had to disable automatic wrap, so this post has long lines):

+++--------------
I drew a quick mockup [1] for the sake of it, I didn't think that there are not
enough links to external pages, and too many subpages there, so I consolidated
most of it. I don't really see why the page shouldn't be as long as it
currently is, as long as it uses the space in ways that make sense
(This mockup probably has the worst spacing ever anyway, but we will fix that
in post)
--------------++-

When quoting, this is done as:

I drew a quick mockup [1] for the sake of it, I didn't think that there
are not
enough links to external pages, and too many subpages there, so I
consolidated
most of it. I don't really see why the page shouldn't be as long as it
currently is, as long as it uses the space in ways that make sense ;)
(This mockup probably has the worst spacing ever anyway, but we will fix
that
in post)

which is strange. The explanation is seen looking at the raw text in the email:

+++--------------
I drew a quick mockup [1] for the sake of it, I didn't think that there
are not
enough links to external pages, and too many subpages there, so I
consolidated
most of it. I don't really see why the page shouldn't be as long as it
currently is, as long as it uses the space in ways that make sense ;)
(This mockup probably has the worst spacing ever anyway, but we will
fix that
in post)
--------------++-

Better looking at the first line of that paragraph in hex:

00000400 67 65 0a 0a 49 20 64 72 65 77 20 61 20 71 75 69 |ge..I drew a qui|
00000410 63 6b 20 6d 6f 63 6b 75 70 20 5b 31 5d 20 66 6f |ck mockup [1] fo|
00000420 72 20 74 68 65 20 73 61 6b 65 20 6f 66 20 69 74 |r the sake of it|
00000430 2c 20 49 20 64 69 64 6e 27 74 20 74 68 69 6e 6b |, I didn't think|
00000440 20 74 68 61 74 20 74 68 65 72 65 20 0a 61 72 65 | that there .are|
00000450 20 6e 6f 74 0a 65 6e 6f 75 67 68 20 6c 69 6e 6b | not.enough link|

There is a '0a' (LF) before "are not" and another after the "not". This is
perhaps what you are seeing. Some clients are able to cope with that, while
others are not. But both Thunderbird and Alpine show the problem when quoting
the text.


--
Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 15.0 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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