[Mailman-Users] Re: Archive format
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Mon Apr 12 19:26:19 CEST 2004
On 10:30 AM 4/12/2004, mailman-users-request at python.org wrote:
>The messages in archives don't wrap, so a line of text runs way off the
>screen. I've removed all content filtering commands, as well as disabling
>content filtering, but it still happens.
When I was looking at this it seemed to me it should be possible to
write a script that reads in the message character by character and inserts
line breaks as needed. I never went so far as to try it.
The dirty work around it to put the messages into a form text
box. This forces a wrap, but it kills the effects of the <pre> tags, which
renders URLs unclickable. It also means the pre tag shows up in the
message, although this can be removed by hacking the code a bit. For my
lists putting the messages in a form box was the best fix. To do this on a
list by list basis, you copy the article.html template
into /<prefix>/mailman/lists/<listname>/en (assuming English) then modify:
++ <form><TEXTAREA ROWS="24" COLS="90">
Set the text area as you see fit. A width of 90 fits even smaller
screens, and will not cut up messages sent with proper line wraps.
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