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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000467NetSurfLayoutpublic2018-07-29 11:17
ReporterRichard Porter 
Assigned To 
Product Version 
Target Version4.0Fixed in Version 
Summary0000467: Word wrap error
DescriptionIf an anchor tag occurs in the middle of a 'word' then the word can be split at that point across two lines.

Specifically, a sequence such as
can leave the open bracket at the end of a line despit e the fact that there is no white space between it and "photo". Changing the window size can leave the closing bracket by itself on the next line.

This comes from http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/mmhdt.html
Additional Informationminijem added a note on Tue Mar 3 12:19:56 2009

This is still a problem. Lines http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/mmhmm.html can be split at any tag even when there is no white space. If you look at page (sorry there is still the pasting on the wrong line bug) by adjusting the window width you can end up with the bracket before or after the link on a separate line. If the brackets are inside the link it is OK.

element3260 added a note on Tue Mar 3 06:48:32 2009

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make NetSurf better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest NetSurf build? Thanks in advance.

minijem added a note on Thu Jul 6 15:11:10 2006

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This is still a problem. i suspect it can happen with any tag or a comment in the middle of a word.

Imported from sourceforge bug http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1458451 on Tue Dec 10 17:34:12 2013

TagsNo tags attached.
Fixed in CI build #
Reported in CI build #
URL of problem pagehttp://www.minimarcos.org.uk/mmhdt.html
Attached Files

has duplicate 0000408closed Quotes and apostrophes break text incorrectly 
has duplicate 0002594closed linebreak at "<" or ">" is wrong 
has duplicate 0002460closed Non-breaking space breaking 

Richard Porter


Richard Porter (reporter)

Yes this is still a problem and it still occurs as described above. Lines can be split at any tag or escaped character where there is no white space.
Richard Porter


Richard Porter (reporter)

Situation unchanged. It's really annoying. Please up the priority.
Vincent Sanders


Vincent Sanders (administrator)

This requires the planned new layout engine to fix and has been assigned a target of NetSurf 4.0 to indicate it.
Vincent Sanders


Vincent Sanders (administrator)

The layout engine currently allows breaking lines where it ought not to including the situations all the bugs marked as duplicates

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-12-10 17:41 Vincent Sanders New Issue
2013-12-10 17:41 Vincent Sanders Status new => assigned
2013-12-10 17:41 Vincent Sanders Assigned To => Sourceforge Import placeholder
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders URL of problem page => http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/mmhdt.html
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders Assigned To Sourceforge Import placeholder =>
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders Status assigned => acknowledged
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders Category General => Layout
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders Target Version => 4.0
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders Description Updated View Revisions
2013-12-24 11:26 Vincent Sanders Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2013-12-24 11:47 Richard Porter Note Added: 0000129
2014-02-09 23:43 Richard Porter Note Added: 0000219
2014-02-15 15:39 Vincent Sanders Note Added: 0000243
2018-07-29 11:11 Vincent Sanders Relationship added has duplicate 0000408
2018-07-29 11:12 Vincent Sanders Relationship added has duplicate 0002594
2018-07-29 11:12 Vincent Sanders Relationship added has duplicate 0002460
2018-07-29 11:14 Vincent Sanders Note Added: 0001787
2018-07-29 11:17 Vincent Sanders Reproducibility have not tried => always
2018-07-29 11:17 Vincent Sanders Status acknowledged => confirmed
+Issue History