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Bug 9902 - Space missing in html renders edit box unscrollable
Space missing in html renders edit box unscrollable
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-05-13 21:16 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2008-05-21 10:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Screenshot after fix - (105.32 KB, image/png)
2007-05-16 11:39 UTC, Purodha Blissenbach
Screenshot before fix - (119.91 KB, image/png)
2007-05-16 11:45 UTC, Purodha Blissenbach

Description Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-13 21:16:38 UTC
There is an experimental keyboard translator for the Amharic and several Indic 
scripts. It adds a checkbox and a hint text in front of the page edit box in 
several Wikipedias, e.g.:
"Phonetic Bangla Typing. Check/Uncheck box or use Esc as a toggle key to 
activate/deactivate. Go to WP:Typing for help" in the Bangla Wikipedia.

A space should be inserted at the end of this message and before the edit box 
in the html of edit pages. Else, the last word is concatenated with the left 
edge of the edit box, thus the exit box moves right. If a user has selected to 
have the edit box use the full width, moving the edit box to the right ( in a 
clipping box surounding it ) makes some Browsers clip the scroll bar of the 
edit box. This is highly undesirable.

The missing space results in a uggly or broken page layout, anyways, no matter 
what the user preferences are.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-13 21:26:57 UTC
This is not a feature of MediaWiki and we don't maintain it.  Please speak to 
the maintainers of the script and ask them to fix it (probably by wrapping 
their checkbox thing in a <div> or somesuch).
Comment 2 Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-14 00:50:13 UTC
How can I find the maintainers? Which script?

This is a feature of several Wikikpedia installations. Does that mean, the bug 
is misplaced of miscategorized here, and should actually be moved. or 
reclassified? Anyone knows how to do that?
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-14 00:51:17 UTC
Ask the sysops of the appropriate wikis.  I don't know where they got it from 
or who wrote it.
Comment 4 Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-15 23:15:36 UTC
I made reports with including suggested fixes on these pages:


If anybody knows more places, where the info should go, please pass it on, and 
report here that you did, so as to avoid duplication of effords. Thank you.
Comment 5 Veeven 2007-05-16 10:48:14 UTC
I made the change to the te.wikipedia. However, there was no change in the
appearance before and after the change.
Comment 6 Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-16 11:39:54 UTC
Created attachment 3643 [details]
Screenshot after fix -

There is indeed a difference. Here is a screenshot after your fix. I'm sorry, I
had not made one before, but, see next upload.
Comment 7 Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-16 11:45:00 UTC
Created attachment 3644 [details]
Screenshot before fix -

Here is a screenshot before a fix. Note, that the last word of the hin text
"help" appears at a strange place and shifts the edit box to the right. Were
"help" a longer word, the scroll bar of the edit box, and possibly part of its
content became invisible. Note that, the entire window does not have a scroll
bar. This makes invisible parts of the edit box completely inaccessible for the
Comment 8 Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-19 14:34:24 UTC
Fixed on these Wikipedias: te, bn, am, new.
Comment 9 Purodha Blissenbach 2008-02-10 00:48:36 UTC
Meanwhile fixed in these Wikipedias: am, bh, bn, bpy, hi, kn, ks, ml, new, pi, sa, te.

Still open in the Wikipedias: as, bo, dz, gu, ne, or.

Comment 10 Purodha Blissenbach 2008-05-21 10:13:43 UTC
Also fixed in the Wikipedias: as, bo, dz, gu, ne, or.

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