Defect #1512

Colons and whitespace wrapping

Added by mathew murphy over 14 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2008-06-20
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:0.8
Resolution:Fixed Affected version:


This is a pretty trivial issue, but...

When looking at an issue in "read" mode, each field label has " : " after it, i.e. space colon space.

Conventional English punctuation is not to put a space before a colon.

In addition, the space often causes the colon to wrap onto the next line, which looks really ugly.

Finally, the colons aren't there when the record is in edit mode, which makes me wonder why they're there in read mode. The labels and data are already different font weight, so the colons seem unnecessary.

So in summary:
  1. I don't think read mode needs colons.
  2. If it does, shouldn't they be there in edit mode too?
  3. If colons are used in any mode, they shouldn't have spaces in front.
  4. If you ignore all this and keep them as is, you should use CSS white-space: nowrap; to prevent the colons from wrapping onto the next line.

no_spaces_before_colons.diff Magnifier (3.14 KB) Brian Terlson, 2008-06-20 21:58

Associated revisions

Revision 1566
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 14 years ago

Removes spaces before colons on issue detail view (#1512).


#1 Updated by Brian Terlson over 14 years ago

Yeesh, it's really bothering me now. Thanks :( If you'd like to patch yourself, here you go :) Head into your redmine directory and type "patch -p1 < /path/to/patchfile.diff"

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 14 years ago

  • Category set to UI
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 0.8
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Spaces removed in r1566.

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