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  • MSIE drove me nuts for the other reason: regions where no break should have occurred, and they did. (Good description of this here [cs.tut.fi].)

    So in a site which otherwise completely passes xhtml and css validators... we had to break down and use nobr tags. *grumble*

  • Once I again, I find myself between the horns of the Redmond dilemma. On the one hand, it would be great if we all moved beyond operating systems that were designed for 20-30 year old hardware (yes, I'm including Unix in this rant). On the other hand, most folks (including me) sometimes just want to use a computer like an appliance: no thought, no maintenance, no service packs. I call this mode of operation: just do it, bitch.

    What this has to do with Pudge's log entry is that my first response was going to
    • Perhaps Uncle Bill will be kind enough to release a service pack to fix this? :-D
      Only if you can demonstrate that this is a security bug.

      Oh, wait. That was last month's issue. This month, you need to demonstrate that fixing this bug will prevent people from pirating digital audio and video from Disney.

  • Found the jerk who's doing this on slashdot. Of course, as a mozilla user, it doesn't affect me.

    What if you do something like put in a <br> every 20 words or so if the post exceeds a certain period to character ratio? It seems like there has to be some way to fix it.

    Can a person use the foes system to make posts appear at -2? That might help moderators who browse at -1. (Wish I knew what that was like; 50-karma though I am, with almost half of my stories accepted, I never get to moderate slash

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • The only way to fix it is to munge possibly legitimate posts. That is a poor option at best.

      What annoys me about this one is that users can mess up a web page using only ASCII characters. No tags, no entities. Just plain text. That is so exceedingly lame, and I shouldn't have to bother with it. If it became a huge problem, we probably would do something, but it would be lame.

      As to -2: no, -1 is the lowest. But yes, most users won't have to bother. If you want to view at -1 and use MSIE for Windows,