by Jim Nagel
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
4 years, 9 months
by Harriet Bazley
As of the last few days, every time I try to view a Tumblr URL I get a
https://www.tumblr.com/privacy/consent?redirect= page instead.
I'm assuming this is something to do with the new data protection rules, but
since I don't even have a Tumblr account and have no means of getting past
this roadblock to view what was intended as publicly broadcast data it's
I was trying to follow a webcomic published there, and I've got a couple of
useful articles bookmarked...
Harriet Bazley == Loyaulte me lie ==
Cole's Law: Thinly sliced cabbage.
Persistant error boxes.
When I clink on an Ebay message trying to persuade me to buy something,
one I have just received is headed "make a note of this", many others say
I get persistant error boxes from NetSurf "failing to identify the
authenticity of an SSL certificate". Whether I select reject or accept, I
get a continued succession of similar boxes and can end up with dozens all
over the screen.
The only way I can clear the screen is by shutting NetSurf down completly
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