[Phpmyadmin-devel] about the "\n"

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Fri May 4 17:23:05 CEST 2012

Le 2012-05-04 11:17, Dieter Adriaenssens a écrit :
> 2012/5/4 Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>:
>> Le 2012-05-04 07:32, Michal Čihař a écrit :
>>> Hi
>>> Dne Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:26:43 -0400
>>> Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> napsal(a):
>>>> When touching a piece of code, if you see a "\n" generated for HTML,
>>>> it's pretty much safe to remove it (if proven otherwise, we'll build a
>>>> wiki page documenting those cases).
>>>> The reason was to generate more readable HTML code; now that we
>>>> (hopefully) use Firebug to look at the generated HTML, these "\n" are no
>>>> longer needed.
>>> I don't have strong opinion on this. The preferred solution to this
>>> problem for me would be using templates, where the indentation and new
>>> lines come basically for free.
>> Since we are not switching to templates for version 4.0, our GSoC
>> students will need a more precise guideline about this.
>> I continue to think that it's too much work to manually generate proper
>> indenting of generated HTML, and that having proper indentation was more
>> an issue before Firefox / Firebug.
> I agree that it is too much work to review all the current generated
> HTML to have clean indentation and line breaks, but if new HTML
> generating code is added, it's not much effort to add a "\n" in the
> appropriate places.

This would not take care of the indentation, which is very important
IMO. At least, in Firebug I watch indentation a lot.

> This will cause of course cause inconsistency in the generated HTML
> code (some will have line breaks, other will not), but that is the
> case already.
> So the question is, in the long term, do we want properly indented
> generated HTML code, or completely unindented HTML?
I prefer completely unindented HTML (those who want to see it indented
only have to use the proper browser(s) ).

Marc Delisle

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