[elinks-users] Re: [ANNOUNCE] elinks-0.5pre8 (Skyrider)

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Mon Nov 17 06:31:08 PST 2003

Jean-Yves Levesque <jyves at nortelnetworks.com> wrote Mon, Nov 10, 2003:
> * Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw.cz>:
> > Dear diary, on Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 07:18:01PM CET, I got a letter,
> > where Jean-Yves Levesque <jyves at nortelnetworks.com> told me, that...
> >> Two questions regarding 0.5pre8:
> >> 
> >> - I noticed the bakgroiund colors sometimes miss it whenever there is nothing
> >>   on the left of a table. To understand what I just mumbled, look at 
> >> 
> >> 	http://slashdot.org/ 
> >> 
> >>   and look for bgcolors where there is nothing on the left. the bgcolor starts
> >>   completely on the left side and not at the start of the column.
> >>  (By the way, 256 colors is neat!)
> >
> > Wow, so the background colors are getting to such an state that people
> > are actually complaining about particular deficiencies, previously
> > undistinguishable from the total mess ;-)). Congrats, Jonas.
> >
> > This bug is known and there's various funny stuff about this, but
> > generally the HTML engine we build upon is not quite designed for this
> > kind of stuff so this is still work in progress. We (Jonas) cleaned up
> > most of the weird behaviour already but this is an example of what is
> > still there.
> 	I was asking because it looks fine in 0.5pre7. I was just wondering 
> 	if something funny had happened between the two.

Yep the ``feature'' (that is a cheap hack) was made optional for both
color configurations. The name is document.html.expand_table_columns.
BTW glad you liked it. ;)

Jonas Fonseca

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