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Separate paragraphs combine into one hugh paragraph on forum.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stan Hilliard, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Stan Hilliard

    Stan Hilliard Flightless Bird

    I have Windows XP-Pro SP3 but I have also posted this on both the
    Firefox and NoScript support forums because I do not know if my
    problem relates to Windows XP-Pro SP3, Firefox 3.6, NoScript 1.9.9.47,
    or none of the above. The problem does not occur with Windows 7,
    Firefox 3.6, NoScript 1.9.9.47

    The problem is in posting messages on a particular forum:
    windows7forums.com. Separate paragraphs combine into one hugh
    paragraph when I post a message with my desktop XP computer. When the
    paragraphs combine into a superparagraph, the linefeed (enter key)
    does not function to divide it. It happens to the posted message, but
    I do not have to post the message to make it happen. When I [preview]
    the message the superparagraph is displayed. Also the input-text in
    the editbox gets replaced by the equivalent of the previewed
    superparagraph.

    To learn more, I performed an experiment where I posted a message
    containing paragraphs with my Windows 7 laptop. The
    paragraphs/linefeeds displayed normally when posted from the W7
    laptop. It looked like this:

    ==== BEGINNING
    This test is with my other computer -- the Windows 7 one.

    NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with a blank linefeed above
    it.
    NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with no blank line added
    above it.

    Stan Hilliard
    ==== END

    This message above looks the same when viewed on the forum with either
    PC. When I post that same message from the XP desktop PC I get a
    message that looks like this on the forum.

    ==== BEGINNING
    This test is with my other computer -- the Windows 7 one. NEW
    PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with a blank linefeed above it.
    NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with no blank line added
    above it. Stan Hilliard
    ==== END

    This message above also looks the same when viewed on the forum with
    either PC.

    Then with my XP desktop PC I used the forum's [edit] button to edit
    the good looking message that I had posted from the W7 laptop. Here is
    what I saw in the message-edit textbox:

    ==== BEGINNING
    This test is with my other computer -- the Windows 7 one.<br />
    <br />
    NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with a blank linefeed above
    it.<br />
    NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with no blank line added
    above it.<br />
    <br />
    Stan Hilliard<br />
    ==== END

    I hope the above information is a clue to what is wrong. Here are some
    other facts that I learned from my experimenting:

    The superparagraph does not happen when I post with my laptop.
    (Windows 7, NoScript 1.9.9.47 and Firefox 3.6 or IE8 browsers.)

    The superparagraph does not happen when I post with the IE8 browser on
    my desktop PC. (Windows XP.)

    The superparagraph only happens when I post with Firefox 3.6/NoScript
    1.9.9.47 on my desktop PC. And it only happens on one of the many
    forums that I have used: windows7forums.com. The administrators of
    windows7forums.com closed my discussion because they could not
    reproduce my results from their end. They claimed it my description
    "is either is a ploy or is completely nonsensical."

    Does anyone here understand what is going on that messes the
    formatting? Information will be appreciated.

    Stan Hilliard
     
  2. 20100219

    20100219 Flightless Bird

    It depends on whether you are using the HTML format when posting or
    simple plain text format.

    In plain text format, when you press <RETURN> key to insert a new line,
    it is always ignored by html browsers and all you get is jumbled up
    message. However, if you use HTML format, you always get line feed IF
    you press <RETURN> key. The forum should give you the options to post
    it as pure text message or HTML message. It should also allow you to
    preview your message before posting.

    The characters </br> is HTML tag to insert a new line. In good old days
    it was <br> but now we are in a new era where development in web
    browsers and web development is rapid and M$ has decided to follow the
    standards rather than going alone as was the case in 80s and 90s. IE8
    is a product of this standard and IE9 will be even better
    <http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/11/18/an-early-look-at-ie9-for-developers.aspx>.

    hth


    Stan Hilliard wrote:
    >
    > I have Windows XP-Pro SP3 but I have also posted this on both the
    > Firefox and NoScript support forums because I do not know if my
    > problem relates to Windows XP-Pro SP3, Firefox 3.6, NoScript 1.9.9.47,
    > or none of the above. The problem does not occur with Windows 7,
    > Firefox 3.6, NoScript 1.9.9.47
    >
    > The problem is in posting messages on a particular forum:
    > windows7forums.com. Separate paragraphs combine into one hugh
    > paragraph when I post a message with my desktop XP computer. When the
    > paragraphs combine into a superparagraph, the linefeed (enter key)
    > does not function to divide it. It happens to the posted message, but
    > I do not have to post the message to make it happen. When I [preview]
    > the message the superparagraph is displayed. Also the input-text in
    > the editbox gets replaced by the equivalent of the previewed
    > superparagraph.
    >
    > To learn more, I performed an experiment where I posted a message
    > containing paragraphs with my Windows 7 laptop. The
    > paragraphs/linefeeds displayed normally when posted from the W7
    > laptop. It looked like this:
    >
    > ==== BEGINNING
    > This test is with my other computer -- the Windows 7 one.
    >
    > NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with a blank linefeed above
    > it.
    > NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with no blank line added
    > above it.
    >
    > Stan Hilliard
    > ==== END
    >
    > This message above looks the same when viewed on the forum with either
    > PC. When I post that same message from the XP desktop PC I get a
    > message that looks like this on the forum.
    >
    > ==== BEGINNING
    > This test is with my other computer -- the Windows 7 one. NEW
    > PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with a blank linefeed above it.
    > NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with no blank line added
    > above it. Stan Hilliard
    > ==== END
    >
    > This message above also looks the same when viewed on the forum with
    > either PC.
    >
    > Then with my XP desktop PC I used the forum's [edit] button to edit
    > the good looking message that I had posted from the W7 laptop. Here is
    > what I saw in the message-edit textbox:
    >
    > ==== BEGINNING
    > This test is with my other computer -- the Windows 7 one.<br />
    > <br />
    > NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with a blank linefeed above
    > it.<br />
    > NEW PARAGRAPH: This starts a new paragraph with no blank line added
    > above it.<br />
    > <br />
    > Stan Hilliard<br />
    > ==== END
    >
    > I hope the above information is a clue to what is wrong. Here are some
    > other facts that I learned from my experimenting:
    >
    > The superparagraph does not happen when I post with my laptop.
    > (Windows 7, NoScript 1.9.9.47 and Firefox 3.6 or IE8 browsers.)
    >
    > The superparagraph does not happen when I post with the IE8 browser on
    > my desktop PC. (Windows XP.)
    >
    > The superparagraph only happens when I post with Firefox 3.6/NoScript
    > 1.9.9.47 on my desktop PC. And it only happens on one of the many
    > forums that I have used: windows7forums.com. The administrators of
    > windows7forums.com closed my discussion because they could not
    > reproduce my results from their end. They claimed it my description
    > "is either is a ploy or is completely nonsensical."
    >
    > Does anyone here understand what is going on that messes the
    > formatting? Information will be appreciated.
    >
    > Stan Hilliard
     

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