[pmwiki-users] preformatted text fixed width

Maria McKinley parody at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 20 12:40:56 CST 2009

Unfortunately, that also made no difference. I changed the one very
long line to use [= =] instead of [@ @], and that makes everything
okay. Except that line isn't highlighted, but that seems preferable at
this point.

Thanks for trying, no idea why that didn't work. :-(


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:43 AM, DaveG <pmwiki at solidgone.com> wrote:
> wikitext is added by PmWiki during page generation. It's the main container
> for the wiki page. Simply add this to the css file:
> .wikitext{
>   width: 600px;
> }
> Maria McKinley wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM, DaveG <pmwiki at solidgone.com> wrote:
>>> The main issue is that code tags are defined as:
>>> code.escaped {
>>>  white-space:nowrap;
>>> }
>>> What this means is that the line will be as long as necessary to fit the
>>> entire text, without wrapping. The side effect of this is that now the
>>> entire .rightColumn is the same width as the 'code', so even setting
>>> lesser
>>> widths on other elements won't change the rightColumn width.
>>> Normally the solution is to add "overflow: auto", to add a scrollbar to
>>> the
>>> non-wrapped lines. In this case that doesn't work, and I didn't have time
>>> to
>>> work out why. (Strangely adding "overflow: auto; white-space: nowrap" to
>>> .vspace does force the scrollbar -- although it has the significant
>>> unwanted
>>> effect of putting a scrollbar on every .vspace paragraph :) ) I *suspect*
>>> this has something to do with using tables -- but I have no evidence for
>>> that other than inexperience with tables.
>>> pre tags seem to work fine, so one thing you might try is defining code
>>> to
>>> be the same as pre, on line 137 of rounded.css:
>>>  pre, code {
>>> btw, adding a width to wikitext rather than rightColumn forces the
>>> rightColumn width.
>>> Summary: Add a width to .wikitext, and make code the same as pre.
>>>  ~ ~ Dave
>> Thanks Dave. I see what you mean now about there being a long line of
>> code that is forcing all of the code blocks to be a certain size, and
>> how it would be ideal if there were just a scrollbar for that line. I
>> guess then the rest would just be as big as they needed to be for that
>> particular block, or more probably go to the wraparound point.
>> Unfortunately, your solution did not fix this for me. Actually, I only
>> tried it partway. I added code to pre, but I had to use rightColumn
>> for the width, because I did not see a .wikitext. But doing these two
>> things seemed to have no affect. Is .wikitext being missing maybe part
>> of the problem? I am using the most recent rounded, so not sure why
>> this would be, unless .wikitext is suppose to be somewhere besides
>> rounded.css.
>> thanks,
>> maria

Maria Mckinley
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Shadlen Lab
Physiology and Biophysics
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University of Washington
(206) 616-3923
parody at u.washington.edu

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