Page Info dialog should handle newlines in metadata as spaces and wrap text to fit in dialog box

NEW
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Status

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enhancement
15 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: L.Wood, Unassigned)

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Description

15 years ago
If meta info includes returns, page info does not translate those returns into
spaces, regardless of charset of page. See attached graphic; the boxes for
return codes should be spaces.
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Comment 1

15 years ago
Created attachment 126761 [details]
screenshot showing page, source, and page info field display

Comment 2

15 years ago
->Page Info
Assignee: general → db48x
Component: Browser-General → Page Info
QA Contact: general → pmac
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
QA Contact: pmac

Comment 3

10 years ago
newlines now appear to be totally dropped rather than converted to spaces (arguably this is the right behaviour) but otherwise WFM.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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Comment 4

10 years ago
Yes, newlines are now totally dropped rather than displayed as symbols.

Totally dropping newlines is incorrect (and not the behaviour mentioned as needed in the description); coping with this behaviour would require explicit insertion of spaces at the end of each line before the newline by every page author - and trailing spaces are considered bloat. Newlines should be converted to spaces for display in Page Info, as is done elsewhere for html. So, still buggy.

Also, View Page Info doesn't wrap text itself in its dialog, but puts everything that is on one single line as one long line with an ellipsis (...), so the Page Info dialog has to be stretched to read long amounts of information (long meta keyword or description strings).

Expecting Page Info to wrap text like pretty much every sensible text display application since 1990 is a reasonable requirement. So, reopening this.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 5

10 years ago
Setting to ->NEW ->enhancement.
Assignee: db48x → nobody
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: REOPENED → NEW
OS: Windows 2000 → All
QA Contact: page-info
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Page Info dialog doesn't treat returns as spaces → Page Info dialog should convert newlines in metadata to spaces for display
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Updated

10 years ago
Summary: Page Info dialog should convert newlines in metadata to spaces for display → Page Info dialog should handle newlines in metadata as spaces and wrap text to fit in dialog box
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