The <!-- language: lang-none --> hint seems to add unwanted line break after each line.

Without the hint:

code line;
another line;

With the hint:

code line;
another line;

Using IE8.

Screent shot

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    I'm not seeing it in Chrome and I don't have IE8 handy. Mind posting a screenshot?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 25, 2012 at 22:03
  • @AnnaLear Done. Also, when the page loads, the lines are condensed as they should be, and only after a second they expand.
    – GSerg
    May 25, 2012 at 22:05
  • @AnnaLear <br>s are inserted after each code line in the second code block. I believe this happens after page load.
    – GSerg
    May 25, 2012 at 22:15
  • Out of interest, why would one use lang-none and not <pre>...</pre>?
    – eggyal
    Jun 7, 2012 at 6:53
  • @eggyal I like to keep it semantically correct, so try to use lang-none for languages that have no prettify support and <pre> for things like tables.
    – GSerg
    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:54

1 Answer 1


As you noted, Prettify is inserting two <br> elements in between each line in IE 8 (and IE 9's compatibility mode).

In Firefox 12 and Chrome 19, it inserts only one. IE9 appears to also work (outside the IE8 compatibility mode).

You should probably report this to the authors of Prettify.

  • Okay... I have. Let's see if it helps ;)
    – GSerg
    May 25, 2012 at 22:36
  • If you reproduced, it might be wise to tag the question accordingly
    – ajax333221
    May 26, 2012 at 5:49
  • Hmm, yeah... I kinda should tag this status-deferred, since can't really do anything about it unless prettify is fixed.
    – Shog9
    May 26, 2012 at 5:51
  • It would appear it doesn't happen anymore, at least not in this question. Did you update prettify?
    – GSerg
    Jan 8, 2013 at 21:27
  • At least once, @GSerg.
    – Shog9
    Jan 8, 2013 at 21:28
  • Yes, fixed here and on SO. [status-completed] I guess.
    – GSerg
    Jan 8, 2013 at 21:40
  • Ok - marked as such.
    – Shog9
    Jan 8, 2013 at 21:41

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