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Spaces in the comment

edited February 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
If user intentionally leave some spaces between the words, Vanilla will remove all those blank spaces.
It will against some users' original idea, they may just draw a txt image, or they may just organize their comments in certain format.
I tried my comments via firefox in text and html format, both of them do not work.

You can try if you want to draw an empty square, it will be squashed like
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  • Do you get my idea?
  • Yep, happened to me too.
  • edited February 2007
    Try your HTML mode with <code> tags around it:
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    Yeah, you are right. While, it is not that intuitive.
  • I would use a pre tag
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  • Isnt that just the way standard text works though? The spaces which get put in by a space bar are soft spaces (ascii character #32) not hard spaces (ascii character #160, iirc). Multiple soft spaces will be compacted to a single one, hard spaces stay. I doubt it's vanillas fault per se, though I guess it could be possible to 'fix' it.
  • rus bowdenrus bowden Lowell MA
    In poetry, these are called caesura, when the spaces are more than the usual one. To poets, such formatting is critical to presentation. So, the <pre> tag is learned, but so is the non-breaking space: &nbsp

    Using &nbsp, typing in this:

    we leapt &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; to the other side

    results in this:

    we leapt                 to the other side

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