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Message 1966060 - Posted: 18 Nov 2018, 19:47:18 UTC - in response to Message 1966057.  

Surely code can be introduced to limit the size of pictures within an acceptable level for the forum?
Browsers are supposed to do that automatically, and Internet Explorer does it when the image is the only item on the page. But somehow the BOINC code changes have over-ridden that automatic system.

We need someone who understands the modern coding standards for browser-friendly web pages to look through the code, and tell us (or more particularly, David) what he's done wrong.
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Message 1966063 - Posted: 18 Nov 2018, 20:02:37 UTC - in response to Message 1966060.  

Understood that Richard. The problem (IMHO) is that there is no basic structure or ground rules. Over the years we have seen the coding enhanced/played with/messed with.

1: Have set parameters for user names,
2: Have set parameters for thread titles.
3: Have set parameters for pictures.

These are not difficult as many other sites have them in place.
Again, IMHO, I have seen these forums go from an orderly site to one of sheer pig swill.

With said parameters in place, there will be no need for any browser to resize. As & when technology improves, all one has to do is to change parameters
to meet that technology.
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Message 1966086 - Posted: 18 Nov 2018, 23:34:42 UTC - in response to Message 1966057.  
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Surely code can be introduced to limit the size of pictures within an acceptable level for the forum?

That's what used to happen before the changes were made. Whatever sized browser window the forum was in, the image would be sized to fit, and text would wrap to the window size.
I have never had image resizing enabled in my browser, because I look at a lot of high resolution images in full screen, and it's never been a problem on any site I've been to, until these most recent changes here.

Edit- keep in mind the changes that broke the forum image resizing also caused text in Pre tags to no longer wrap.
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Message 1968027 - Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 14:59:28 UTC

Testing, testing ;-)
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Message 1974366 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 22:31:14 UTC
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Another test, for a potential investigator.



That one came from the Cafe, message 1971175. Raw image size is 2579 x 576
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Message 1974375 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 23:13:21 UTC - in response to Message 1974366.  

Another test, for a potential investigator.

Looks like the same HTML is being sent to both Firefox 64.0.2 and IE 11.0.9600.19236 on Win 7 SP1
Firefox renders it as expected, shrunk, IE shows it raw scroll bar.

Unfortunately I expect that an entire new PHP web page generator will be needed, one that generates different HTML based on what browser is attempting to view the page.
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Message 1974376 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 23:16:37 UTC
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Also testing bulleted list - didn't seem to work at BOINC earlier today.

  • bullet one
  • bullet two


Yup, getting asterisks instead of bullets in preview. Refer to Use BBCode tags to format your text for instructions. Previewing in Chrome, will view in IE.

Yes, asterisks in IE too.

I'm using Win 7, IE tests with


I saw the scrollbar when we last visited this thread, but I'm not seeing it tonight. I've applied the December patches, but not yet January's.

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Message 1974382 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 23:24:08 UTC

Fixed in 19155, reverted in 19236?
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Message 1974384 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 23:28:00 UTC - in response to Message 1974376.  

I have IE11 on Win 8.1 and EVERY thread with large images I get the scrollbar making the posts damn near unreadable for long line messages.

It has been .... ARRRRRGGGGGGGG
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Message 1974461 - Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 5:26:25 UTC - in response to Message 1974384.  
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I have IE11 on Win 8.1 and EVERY thread with large images I get the scrollbar making the posts damn near unreadable for long line messages.

Yep.
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Message 1974486 - Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 11:02:02 UTC - in response to Message 1974382.  

Fixed in 19155, reverted in 19236?
Seems to be the case. I have one machine with the January updates completed so far, and that's showing version 19236, and with the stretching problem.

The other curiosity is the colour scheme. In my normal Chrome browser, links show in brown. In IE 19236, they show in salmon pink - near enough. But in 19155, they show in bright green. I'll check the other machines...
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