header fields shouldn't wrap

VERIFIED FIXED in M7

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
19 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Akkana Peck, Assigned: scottputterman)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
In the three-pane window, threads are only displayed every other line in the
thread window because the date format is too long and wraps.  The contents of
the fields should truncate rather than wrapping (and if they can't do that quite
yet, for usability of the window the date field should be made larger or the
date text shorter, so that headers can fit in the space available).

Comment 1

19 years ago
Linux [PP] bug?  Or all platforms?

Updated

19 years ago
Assignee: phil → putterman

Comment 2

19 years ago
Reassign to putterman@netscape.com
(Assignee)

Comment 3

19 years ago
David, is there any way to do this?

Comment 4

19 years ago
You can make table cells clip by using style sheets and turning off wrapping
using the whitespace property.  (I can't remember the exact value.)  See the
CSS2 spec and search for whitespace.

Still, they won't crop and they need to, so if you want to assign a bug against
me saying that tree cells can't be cropped, go ahead. :)
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M7
(Assignee)

Comment 5

19 years ago
I tried doing this, but as David mentions, the columns don't crop.  Which meant
that each column was a wide as the widest piece of text.  That looked
worse, so I'm leaving as is for the moment.  I'll file the bug on David and when
that gets fixed I'll fix this one.

Updated

19 years ago
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 6

19 years ago
This is a cross-platform thing, right?
(Assignee)

Comment 7

19 years ago
Yes

Updated

19 years ago
QA Contact: 4080 → 4111
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M7 → M8
(Assignee)

Comment 8

19 years ago
We decided not to fix this for the moment for speed reasons. It looks like the
correct way to do this is to use the style "table-layout: fixed" but that
doesn't look like it's been implemented.  David, were you able to follow up on
that?  Once that works we could turn on "white-space: nowrap".
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Comment 9

19 years ago
I checked in the fix for this yesterday.  We no longer wrap and we have fixed
columns.  Entries that are too long for their columns will get clipped.

Updated

19 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 10

19 years ago
Using 1999060308M7 on Win32/NT4, Linux and Mac
Verified that long headers are clipped.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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