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OfflineJhadAgainstReality
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indenting paragraphs in posts
    #1798606 - 08/10/03 05:31 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

hey i'm trying to post a story i wrote up, but i cant figure out how to indent my paragraphs.

tab won't work, so i tried hitting spacebar 5 times, but that didn't work out either. it shows up in the typing window but when i preview my post the indentations have all magicaly disapeared

can anybody help me out right quick?


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Re: indenting paragraphs in posts [Re: JhadAgainstReality]
    #1799130 - 08/10/03 08:29 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

i wondered that once too



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InvisiblePapaverS
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Re: indenting paragraphs in posts [Re: neuro]
    #1799706 - 08/10/03 11:39 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

You can try any of the follwoing methods...

[ quote ] text [ /quote ]

< blockquote > text < /blockquote >

& nbsp ;

Remove the spaces to make these work. The last is an HTML escape sequene to produce a non-breaking space, which you can use to have spaces stack up...


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OfflineSeussA
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Re: indenting paragraphs in posts [Re: Papaver]
    #1801835 - 08/11/03 03:23 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I agree... the code that removes the leading spaces from lines in a post sucks. You cannot draw decent ascii art either...


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Re: indenting paragraphs in posts [Re: JhadAgainstReality]
    #1812452 - 08/14/03 06:01 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#h-9.3.4 for pre-formatted, fixed width text (ASCII art)

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#h-9.3.5 indent

Maybe this works for indentation http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/HTMLPlus/htmlplus_11.html



Apparently not. I give up, buggerall.

http://www.stack.nl/~galactus/html/other-faq.html#2
      
Tables are probably ignored by the board software.


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Re: indenting paragraphs in posts [Re: Seuss]
    #1812468 - 08/14/03 06:11 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Seuss said:
I agree... the code that removes the leading spaces from lines in a post sucks.  You cannot draw decent ascii art either... 




Sometimes, I can get < pre > text < /pre > to work, but sometimes I try it with ascii art -- when trying to help out a member -- and I end up losing everything, and feeling bad. :frown:

The Board's handling of HTML appears to be "sketchy" at best... :smirk:

Let's see if it works here:


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Re: indenting paragraphs in posts [Re: Papaver]
    #1812578 - 08/14/03 07:51 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I know it used to work for me, on at least some forums (the pre tags), but the last few times I tried it, they have not.  Yours work, do mine?

<pre>
              |
            /  \
      ___|    |___

</pre>

Nope... mine don't... like I said, they used... oh well...

Let's try this...

.
.              |
.            /  \
.      ___|    |___
.

Nope, that didn't work either... looks like there is an ereg_replace to remove multiple spaces and replace them with a single space on the display side only.  The spaces are still there in the edit post box, which means they have been saved in the database.

:grin: my offer still stands  -wink- -wink- -nudge- -nudge-

> The Board's handling of HTML appears to be "sketchy" at best...

To be fair, it is very difficult to allow users to include html and keep them from breaking the rest of the page display.  For example, if we allow somebody to include a < table > tag and they do not include a < /table > tag somewhere, then everything after their post is hosed for everybody.  There are also security concerns with some tags, such as < script > or < ?php, etc.

It gets even more complex when you insert a users text into the database because you have to watch out and escape some characters, such as quotes, or the database will truncate the string.  This can be database dependent, and in some cases, but not all,  the escaped characters must be unescaped before display.  Otherwise you end up with \"This is a test of Seuss\' posting\" as an example.

I did some more digging through the code and found the following tags (and yes, they are also in the FAQ)...



(The tags are [ code ] and [ /code ], but they do not work... the tags + the text they enclose are lost... looks like a bug... they are supposed to insert < pre > and < /pre > tags... oh well  :frown:  )


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Edited by Seuss (08/14/03 02:51 PM)


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