[Pmwiki-users] non broken strings

Larry Baltz larry+pmwiki
Fri Sep 17 08:19:42 CDT 2004

Thanks Patrick.

To some extent my question exposes my ignorance of CSS (didn't know 
there was a "white-space: nowrap" directive).  In many cases I can 
probably use this in the style sheet/template to avoid having to use 
specific mark-up in the first place.


--On 9/17/04 8:02 AM -0600 Patrick R. Michaud writes:

> On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 10:47:47AM +0200, Larry Baltz wrote:
>> Just wondering if anyone else has needed to create strings that
>> aren't  broken for line wrapping.  I've used the " " mark-up,
>> but that's  pretty intrusive (i.e. hard to read the string when the
>> character  entities are embedded) and gets to be a drag to type when
>> you have  multiple spaces in the string.  I also throw the flag for
>> spacing wiki  words and would like a way to prevent breaks there
>> (can't use character  entities inside a link label from what I can
>> tell...).
>> Any suggestions on reasonable mark-up for enclosing such strings?
>> Maybe something like ``I don't want this line wrapped`` (i.e. use
>> double backquotes).  Is there anything that would be more consistent
>> with existing mark-up (or maybe double backquote is already used?).
> Suggestion #1:  How about a WikiStyle?  Add the following to your
> config.php:
>     $WikiStyleTags['white-space'] =
>         array('style' => 'white-space:$value; ');
>     $WikiStyle['nowrap']['white-space'] = 'nowrap';
> Then you can do %nowrap%This text is not to be broken for line
> wrapping.%%
> I've now added this in the cookbook at
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/NoWrap .
> Pm

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