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).
Linux [PP] bug? Or all platforms?
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David, is there any way to do this?
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. :)
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.
This is a cross-platform thing, right?
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".
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.
Using 1999060308M7 on Win32/NT4, Linux and Mac Verified that long headers are clipped.