[Slackbuilds-users] New layout of https://slackbuilds.org/
Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Tue Jan 23 17:54:43 UTC 2018
On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 12:20 (-0500), B Watson wrote:
> On 1/23/18, Jim Diamond wrote:
>> You are right that turning line feeds into <br /> seems like a bad idea.
> The descriptions are plain text, and sometimes have things like bulleted
> or numbered lists, done in text.
> - Like this
> - And this
> Some of them even have ASCII art... I shot myself in the foot on this
> issue with a script that reformatted all the READMEs to make them
>> But why remove the line feeds? Unless they are in pre-formatted text
>> are they not just white-space to HTML?
> IIRC, the descriptions used to be inside a <pre> tag.
> Now they're not, so there has to be a way to preserve the formatting. What
> else is there besides <pre> or adding a <br> at the end of each line?
I see that (some) are inside a <pre> tag. Here is the start of qt5's blurb:
<a href="/repository/14.2/">14.2</a> >
<a href="/repository/14.2/libraries/">Libraries</a> >
qt5 (5.7.1) </h2>
<pre>Qt is a cross-platform C++ application framework. Qt's
primary feature<br />is its rich set of widgets that provide
standard GUI functionality.<br /><br />Optional dependencies:
unixodbc, freetds, OpenAL, libwebp, opus, snappy,<br />wayland,
and postgresql<br /><br />Optional
> (That's not a rhetorical question, I haven't paid attention to HTML
> standards for the last 15 or so years, so maybe there's a proper solution
> I never heard of?)
Maybe there is some web page whizz who can answer your question. I
occasionally do things like
<li>unnumbered list item 1</li>
<li>unnumbered list item 2</li>
<li>unnumbered list item 3</li>
<li>unnumbered list item 4</li>
but since I avoid writing HTML like the plague, this is probably some
old-fashioned, pooh-poohed way of doing things.
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