Google message munging (was: Live editing...)

mensanator at mensanator at
Sun Aug 5 23:28:14 CEST 2007

On Jul 31, 10:38?pm, Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> Ben Finney <bignose+hates-s... at> writes:
> > > [... more lines of broken line wrapping...]
> > What the blazes is Google doing with messages that such a high
> > proportion of them come through in this painful-to-read double-wrapped
> > format? I'm referring to the fact that the lines appear to have been
> > wrapped at one length, and then each line broken again into a long and
> > a short line.
> Users write in a text editor formatting the text into lines of
> reasonable size, separated by newline characters.  They then paste the
> text into a web form, which reformats it with slightly shorter lines
> (breaking up the user's longer lines) but leaves the user's newlines
> in place.

Google used to provide a preview before actual posting,
but that is no longer available, so there's nothing the
poster can do about it.

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