[volunteers] don't use lengthy text strings for displayed links please

Bill Traynor btraynor at linux.ca
Thu May 25 15:15:05 EDT 2006

I'm forwarding this once to all of our lists, as some bloggers may
only be on the Discuss list.  Please reply only on the discuss list.

When posting or blogging content on the CLUE site, note that if you
use a long text string between anchor tags, it will freeze the
collapseable center column at the width of that the text string.  This
is not actually an error, however, it causes grief when viewing the
site to those who may not have a large browser window, who have a
small monitor, etc.  In any regards, it's just bad practice to use
huge text strings for links anyway.

I recently committed this very offense when I blogged content from
another blog where that person had used the following code:

<a href="http://trends.newsforge.com/trends/06/05/04/233250.shtml?tid=136&amp;tid=2&amp;tid=132">

Note that this <a></a> set was originally 1 line.  I broke it into 2
here so that it won't break our CSS on the forum page :) (hopefully).

Anyway, all is well now.


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