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Code indenting, formattnig

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Some posters have been critical of the lack of formatting in some
posts. Pleae be aware that posting through the Google group's
web interface removes *all* leading white space - tabs, spaces, the
lot.

It also wraps at very short line lengths, making it something of a
chore to use.

Please allow some leeway for those posting via the web interface,
for some there is no option. I've been forced to ditch my normal
newsreader due to ISP server issues and use this interface, so I
can report first hand that whilst it looks pretty, the lack of
support for indenting and stupid line-wrap length means it sux.

For anyone using the interface, please use the "preview" option to
ensure your posts look as good as possible before sending. And
if anyone has some tips on how to insert proper blocking of code,
through the web UI, please post!!

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Rob

Jul 23 '05 #1
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"RobG" <rg***@iinet.net.au> wrote:
I've been forced to ditch my normal newsreader due to ISP server
issues


See http://news.individual.net/
Free NNTP access after a registering. No hitch.
Jul 23 '05 #2

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JRS: In article <11**********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups .com>
, dated Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:27:20, seen in news:comp.lang.javascript,
RobG <rg***@iinet.net.au> posted :
Some posters have been critical of the lack of formatting in some
posts. Pleae be aware that posting through the Google group's
web interface removes *all* leading white space - tabs, spaces, the
lot.

It also wraps at very short line lengths, making it something of a
chore to use.

Please allow some leeway for those posting via the web interface,
No. You should choose a service that gives proper, standards-compliant
results if you are going to presume to give advice. More can be
forgiven of mere questioners.
for some there is no option. I've been forced to ditch my normal
newsreader due to ISP server issues
I doubt that. Your ISP should not be preventing you from using
news.individual.net (IIRC the address).
and use this interface, so I
can report first hand that whilst it looks pretty, the lack of
support for indenting and stupid line-wrap length means it sux.

For anyone using the interface, please use the "preview" option to
ensure your posts look as good as possible before sending. And
if anyone has some tips on how to insert proper blocking of code,
through the web UI, please post!!


Don't use it. Use in preference proper NNTP news software and a proper
NNTP news server; or, failing that, use a better-designed Web-based
system. Don't accept bad service.

But, if it is as you describe, there is an easy and obvious solution;
insert some character, or characters, at the beginning of every non-
empty code line. A single character will suffice, and is easily removed
by one executing your code; or you could use '//', which makes your code
acceptable to any browser <G> and easy to test incrementally by
selective // removal; or you could use '/**/'.

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John Stockton, Surrey, UK. ?@merlyn.demon.co.uk Turnpike v4.00 MIME
Web <URL:http://www.uwasa.fi/~ts/http/tsfaq.html> -> Timo Salmi: Usenet Q&A.
Web <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/news-use.htm> : about usage of News.
No Encoding. Quotes before replies. Snip well. Write clearly. Don't Mail News.
Jul 23 '05 #3

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