I raised a report on the bug-tracker about really bad linebreaks that
Netsurf sometimes commits.
This isn't a new thing. I'm using #4316 but fault has existed since
many many versions ago and as far as I know has never been reported.
My theory is that the Netsurf code thinks it's OK to start a new line
when text reaches nearly the edge of the frame and that it can perform
the break not only at a wordspace but also at an HTML tag, i.e. at "<"
or ">" or "&xxx;". (Hmm, what about ?)
You too often see a word like "John’s" with the apostrophe-s or
just the -s on the next line. Or a split in the middle of something
like "<i>x</i><sup>2</sup>=4<i>y</i>". Or "(<a href=...> blabla</a>)"
can leave the opening or closing parenthesis on a different line. Or
It obviously depends on the width of the window, so you might have to
drag the width to see it happen (presuming of course that it's not a
fixed-width page). Try a news page from http://theregister.co.uk as
Anybody concur with me?
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk
I know from previous posts that using the Netsurf v3.7 disc cache on my
Iyonix running RISC OS is probably not improving performance, depending
on how low my internet speed is. I am using it to gain experience in the
hope that newer, faster hardware will bring some performance benefits.
After running with a Disc cache of 500MB and expiry of 30 days for about
2 years it was holding around 6,000 files using about 580MB. Old unused
files are being deleted, so these numbers seem stable and acceptable.
But it was using 45,000 directories ... 23,000 of which were empty (or
just contained other empty directories) occupying 45MB of disc space. I
realise these figures are small on today's large discs, but I am still
concerned that there is no 'clean up' process for unused empty
directories, so they will just grow and grow.
Earlier this month I deleted all empty directories, with no problems.
If anyone wants to try my small program which produces file and directory
statistics for the disc cache, plus an obey file which if run will delete
all empty directories, please email me.
> Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:10:42 +0100
> From: Peter Young <pnyoung(a)ormail.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: URL crashes Netsurf
> To: netsurf-users(a)netsurf-browser.org
> Message-ID: <e58cabe856.pnyoung(a)pnyoung.ormail.co.uk>
> On 14 Apr 2018 Brian <bbailey(a)argonet.co.uk> wrote:
> > In article <56e87f0c06bbailey(a)argonet.co.uk>, Brian
> > <bbailey(a)argonet.co.uk> wrote:
> >> In article <56e81c01ccLists(a)Torrens.org>, Richard Torrens (lists)
> >> <Lists(a)Torrens.org> wrote:
> >>> This URL
> >>> www.siemens-home.bsh-group.com/uk
> >>> causes Netsurf to totally crash on the ARMX6 with 5.23 (18-Feb-18).
> >>> The crash is total, no log file, Alt-Brk does nothing. Ctrl-Brk does
> >>> do a reset.
> >>> Does it happen to anyone else?
> >> No, not here. VRPC 4.02.
> > Well, it does now!
> Not here, 4.02 on VRPC
> Best wishes,
> Peter (in sunny Valencia!).
It's ok on Atari build 4321.
causes Netsurf to totally crash on the ARMX6 with 5.23 (18-Feb-18).
The crash is total, no log file, Alt-Brk does nothing. Ctrl-Brk does do a
Does it happen to anyone else?
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