Feature #2516

Allow word-wrapping in pre tags in Textile

Added by Ben Oakes almost 9 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2009-01-15
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Description

I often copy and paste text that should be enclosed in pre tags for issues and wiki pages. Unfortunately, if the text is too long, a scroll bar appears on the pre region because of the overflow-x: auto; property. It would be nice to have the option of using pre with a special class to use the white-space: pre-wrap; property so that this can be avoided. I've attached a patch that would allow this when using HTML like pre class="wrap" in Textile. That is, if the author decides that word-wrapping is desirable when writing in Textile, they can choose it at their option.

Affected version: Redmine 0.8

pre_wrap.patch Magnifier (689 Bytes) Ben Oakes, 2009-01-15 15:34

History

#1 Updated by Brad Schick almost 9 years ago

+1 from me!

#2 Updated by Steve Diver over 8 years ago

A very useful feature.

We quite often quote salient information from other forums and live chat, When included between

 tags the text often needs reformatting to make the lines readable, and a word wrap feature is all that is needed. 

To be able to specify the maximum width would be nice too.

#3 Updated by Paul Rivier over 8 years ago

Hello,

As far as I know, "pre" stands for "preserve", or "preformated", that means that enclosed text should be printed verbatim, without any type of processing. This is usefull for column data, or ascii arts :)

Maybe an other environment like "cite" or ""quote" makes more sens.

#4 Updated by Steve Diver over 8 years ago

Paul Rivier wrote:

Hello,

As far as I know, "pre" stands for "preserve", or "preformated", that means that enclosed text should be printed verbatim, without any type of processing. This is usefull for column data, or ascii arts :)

Maybe an other environment like "cite" or ""quote" makes more sens.

I think you are correct.

Looking at the Text formatting help there does not appear to be tags that allow "quote" or "cite" However, ">"

Hello,

does appear to do it as in the quote of your last message. Maybe some expansion in the help, or a button in the editor would help the average user.

#5 Updated by Javier Barroso about 3 years ago

This would be very useful (a try to recover this thread), when you want to paste a large output into redmine wiki

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