[ABOUT-50] Forum plain text editor does not respect line breaks Created: 30/Mar/11  Updated: 23/Jun/11  Resolved: 23/Jun/11

Status: Closed
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Component/s: None
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Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Karl Schaefer Assignee: fnikola
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
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Remaining Estimate: 0 minutes
Time Spent: 4 hours
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Attachments: PNG File entered-data.png     PNG File results.png    


When entering values in the plain text editor is collapses all whitespace. It should respect line breaks.

Comment by fnikola [ 07/Apr/11 ]

Hi Karl,

When I edit the forum posts or replies the plain text editor actually holds the line breaks, but the rich text editor removes/collapses the line breaks.

  • When you first access the forum post or reply what does the text indicated immediately below the text area to the left of the "Save" and "Preview" buttons?
  • Does it say "Switch to plain text editor" or "Switch to rich text editor"? IT should default to "Switch to plan text editor" which indicates the rich text editor is active.

I want to ensure we both are seeing the same behavior so I can troubleshoot this issue.


Comment by Karl Schaefer [ 08/Apr/11 ]

I have attached two files. The first contains the entered text, as I did it; the second contains the results.

Comment by arkelly [ 17/May/11 ]

Tested line breaks in RTE and PTE in new thread and replies, all respected line breaks. Closing.

Comment by arkelly [ 17/May/11 ]

Closing as fixed.

Comment by Karl Schaefer [ 19/May/11 ]

Yeah, this still doesn't work. See:


It is placing my name on the same line as the rest of the comment.


PS. I cannot reopen this bug even though it isn't working.

Comment by Karl Schaefer [ 19/May/11 ]

Perhaps this is a browser/OS issue:
Windows XP SP 3
Internet Explorer 8


Comment by fnikola [ 19/May/11 ]

Hi Karl, reopening issue at your request and will test with your browser.

Comment by fnikola [ 23/Jun/11 ]

updated the rich text editor for a minimum set of tools on the toolbar. only made the rich text editor available due to issues with converting to and from rich text and plain text editor.

Comment by fnikola [ 23/Jun/11 ]

updated rich text editor available to authenticated users with minimum toolbar. only made rich text editor available to eliminate issues when changing between rich text and plain text editors.

Comment by fnikola [ 23/Jun/11 ]

issue closed as per resolution notes

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