netsurf at abbeypress.co.uk
Fri Apr 27 17:33:38 BST 2018
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
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