Number: 62

Date: 17-Mar-84  0':05':10



Subject: (superceded by 102) Line-feed char displayed as black box

Assigned To: 


Status: Superseded


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Unlikely

System: Text

Subsystem: TEdit



Lisp Version: 1-Mar-84

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Server Software Version: 


Description: '
Date': 14 Mar 84 14':02 PST'
Subject': Lafite': Browsing folders on MAXC'
Lafite-System-Date': 28-Feb-84 13':10':33'
Lisp-System-Date':  1-Mar-84 14':24':22'
Machine-Type': Dorado'
I''m not sure whether I''m doing things right, but when I open a folder on MAXC2 and GET MAIL, the message is slightly garbled, I guess because it contains line feeds.  These display as black rectangles, and lafite doesn''t parse the header fields very well.  When I move such a message to a mail file residing on IVY, the line feeds remain.'
This is certainly not a pressing problem....'
Date': 14 Mar 84 19':26 PST'
Subject': AR#62'
To': LispSupport'
This is a BUG not a WISH. Maybe Tom wishes it were fixed, but it is really a bug. '
The "black boxes" are line-feeds. This turns into two other ARs': LineFeed  should have separate graphic in Tedit and fonts (e.g., a tiny <lf>).'
Second AR, TEdit should allow one to edit files which have EOL convention CR-LF as well as CR.'
If this isn''t the case, then Lafite should open its mail folder in Binary, rather than Text.


Test Case: 

Edit-By: masinter.PA

Edit-Date: 11-Apr-84 16':39':50