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djlurch
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Alex:Let me ask you a question. Are you so resistant about this because it would be hard to implement? That is sometimes the reason I am hesitant to incorporate certain functionalities in my application.Regarding the lack of posts, I just checked. Out of nearly 21,000 forum registrants, only 100 have posted on this forum. The lack of comments about this issue does not necessarily accurately reflect the usefulness of a feature. For example, I'm sure you've implemented many features that no one commented on or suggested.

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So you think that this:!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1- ... dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /><title>SAPIEN Technologies Support Forums: Line Wrap</title><meta name="generator" content="Web Wiz Forums" /><!--///* *******************************************************Application: Web Wiz Forums ver. 8.03Author: Bruce CorkhillInfo: http://www.webwizforums.comAvailable FREE: http://www.webwizforums.comCopyright: Bruce Corkhill

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The previous post illustrates the topic under discussion if I understand it correctly. The request is for PS to display code as it is shown in the first example instead of as it displays it now (the second example). Personally I think they both suck roughly equally and that as was suggested earlier, using a tool that will format the code for display vs. production is the best solution.

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EB:Without a doubt, the answer is YES. By using Control F, you can find a code snippet quickly within that code...then you can view the code without excessive sideways scrolling.Also, please note that my primary request is for PS to handle long lines properly (which is off-topic but related). As mentioned, it chokes on excessively long lines.

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I am hesitant to implementing functionality that does not necessarily address the needs of more than one person. Many many suggestions we get about very niche, specific needs lead eventually to a broad feature that addresses the underlying issue rather than a specific instance.

Understanding what the underlying issue is always requires time.
Please keep in mind that not ALL people post here, we have plenty of users emailing directly to me or other SAPIEN email accounts with their wishes and concerns.
We also actively everyday have folks scan a large number of forums, web sites, blogs, newsgroups and what-not to see what the actual requirements are.

That is why I asked here what the use cases are.

As for the code post above, I cannot see what that accomplishes. No one would edit the OUTPUT of an asp page anyway, the underlying ASP code is certainly formatted completely different.

So far my understanding is that you have to edit code from outside sources that look really ugly and unformatted and that you *may* have to put them back into a similar
ugly and unformatted way.

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Alex:Just thought about this. Maybe we could set a word wrap limit. If a line exceed x characters then put a + sign next to the line number. Clicking on the + sign would then apply the word wrap to that line.Just trying to think it through.

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The sample I posted was merely to post some HTML both with artificial line breaks and as a single line to show that neither is really better than the other imo. They both suck roughly equally.

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I don't use PS to edit the resultant output. I use it to view the code or analyze it for mistakes. EB: I totally disagree. Again, using Control F will take you to the right place (if you know where you're going) and you can view the code around it without scrolling.djlurch2006-12-07 12:34:36

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I won't dispute it, but I would say that it simply means that our brains must work differently. If I had to do anything that involved understanding the logic and structure of either of the above examples, then I would have to add formatting to figure it out. :)

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EB:No worries. Tomatoe, tomato.Here is a link to the code that PS chokes on:http://sothink.com/include/treemenu/sttree.jsWhen I say choke, in this case the cursor movement stutters and sometimes locks up for a few moments.Regardless of the coding styles that we use, others will put out code like this. In this case, I had to hack the code to resolve a bug that SoThink won't fix fast enough for me.