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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 35141] - whichresource page doesn't adapt browser width; inconsistent with rest of manual
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 02:27:09 GMT
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dsb@smart.net changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |




------- Additional Comments From dsb@smart.net  2005-06-01 04:27 -------
> This may offend the occasional eye but you must agree the only possible 
> harm here would be to aesthetic sensibilities.

Wrong.  That is not the only possible harm.  

The much more signficant harm is to usability and user efficiency.  When 
the text doesn't fit in the user's chosen browser window width, the user 
has to scroll horizontally to read the text.  Note that the user has to 
scroll right and then back left for EACH line of text.  That is horrible.

(Remember that some users have big screens so they can see _multiple_
windows, say, an editor editing some file (.../build.xml, maybe?) and,
say, a browser displaying relevant documentation (the Ant manual, anyone?).
Don't treat users as if they're too stupid to be able to handle multiple
windows (by assuming they use full-screen browser windows).)

HTML is designed so that by default the browser can wrap regular text to
fit the user's chosen window width.  Don't break that ability, by tying 
the width of the text column to something else, especially when breaking 
it is completely unnecessary.


Sorry for the snippiness, but maybe you shouldn't claim that I must agree
with something that is clearly false and shouldn't summarily discard my 
bug report without showing any understanding of the problem.





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