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Questions tagged [whitespace]

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Profile page “activity” tab is broken

It seems that the Impact space has gotten larger and the Badges space narrower. In my opinion, this looks rather uncomfortable to me as there is that really unnecessary gray space. Also, the X-axis ...
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Empty ads frame creating extra whitespace

Update: @Kevin made a very good observation in a comment. Looking at the Chrome inspector, it looks like this is an empty Google ads frame. Original post: I've noticed on a couple SE sites that I ...
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Set space after inline code environment which ends with a space in comments [duplicate]

When writing comments, it is possible to write a space after the last character of the code so that it looks like A:<space>. When writing it within a question, however, it does not work. But ...
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How can I use non-breaking spaces in questions?

I want to use a non-breaking space on Stack Exchange to ensure that an important group of words is kept together on a single line. I've tried inserting the character space directly as , but it doesn'...
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Missing space in the user activity report… again

This is more or less the same bug detailed in Missing space in the user activity report, only this time it applies to the mobile site. In my profile under the activity report there is a small ...
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Stop expanding tabs into four spaces

Do we need to change all tabs into four spaces? A while back I proposed a code golf specific feature request. I now come to this community to discuss how this feature may be interesting to many ...
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double space after period obsolete? [closed]

This is, perhaps, just a little thing and maybe not really worth a whole meta question but it's been on my mind for a while now. I was taught, as many of you were also, to double space after a period....
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Name and reputation in the question list could use some spacing [duplicate]

The space between the name of the user and its reputation could use a little bit more. It seems to be less than the other text in there. Can my name have a little space please?
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Remove trailing whitespace and newlines after edit submission

After an edit please can all trailing white space and newlines be removed? By that I mean at the end of the question. I know it doesn't affect the output but it doesn't need to be there, and can ...
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Excess whitespace deleted bleeds into suggested edit markdown

As I was making a suggested edit, I had noticed a lot of whitespace at the very end, which I then removed. Now, when I look at the markdown of the edit suggestion, it kind of makes it look like I've ...
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A double-space in a comment removes the space immediately before the next link (Safari only)

When I enter a b y [z](https://duckduckgo.com) and a b y [z](https://duckduckgo.com) as comments, the two comments immediately below this post appear. Here is a screenshot from Safari 7 on my Mac OS ...
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Spaces cannot be edited in comments

I cannot edit my comment to simply replace a space by a non-breakable space. The modification is not taken into account. The edit isn't performed. My comment is unchanged. Revision is lost. Stagnation ...
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Your buttons are much too big!

Meta SE seems to have some size issues at the moment. Not only are tags blessed with excess excess whitespace, but clickable buttons are overly padded: My God... it's full of space! Also ...
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Make 'zero width space' count as white space

I don't know what the reviewers were thinking, but this is not the issue here: Rather, the limit was circumvented by inserting six U+200B (UTF-8 E2 80 8B, "ZERO WIDTH SPACE") at the end of the sample ...
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Too much space between comment deleter and diamond on deleted comments

Mods get a shiny inline display for deleted comments. I just noticed that there is too much space between the comment deleter and their diamond: The one at the top is how it should look. I did some ...
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Add a non-breaking space to “reopen (1)” and its ilk

If you go to this question and are a 4k+ user on Anime.SE, you will see the following: There is one reopen vote on this question, but the reopen vote count is displayed on a different line than ...
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Extra whitespace in number of questions on “tags” page

If I open /tags on any site of Stack Exchange network (e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/tags) I see something like this: Note the whitespaces between "today" and the comma. This is definitely a ...
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Is there a markup for multiple spaces in code?

I would like to put a string of spaces in code in an SO answer: ddl1.Items.Add("12         34") Without code, I can use &nbsp;. In code, I cannot: ddl1.Items.Add("12 &...
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Suggested edit inserts a non-existent space in the output diff

In this suggested edit, a whitespace character magically appeared in the rendered output diff. The output diff contains a space before the dot, although the actual post (and markdown diff) doesn't ...
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Allow to suggest edit with extremely large amount of whitespace characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: formatting posts Allowing to post a suggested edit which has at least 6 characters protects the review queue from being filled with trivial one-character replacements. ...
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Should code segment edits be allowed?

There's an answer here which could benefit from the code being in a code segment, but I can't modify it because it's only whitespace characters. Even changing the "$3" to be $3 is only two non-...
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Inconsistent space formatting in revisions history

On this page of edit revisions, when you view them in markdown source code, there is some inconsistency: leading spaces apparently always get converted to &nbsp; but other spaces in common lines ...
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How can I put a space at the end of an inline code block?

I'm trying to put "dir " in an inline code section, and ```dir `` doesn't work. When I do this, the result looks like this:dir ` (no space at the end). How can I put a space at the end of an inline ...
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Why do code blocks sometimes not “show” properly?

It's possible that this is a duplicate of this question - but if so, I don't know why, and I can't verify whether it's the case. I've got a concrete example, although only dev (and maybe mods) will be ...
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Markdown code snippets don't allow trailing spaces

I was answering a question on Stack Overflow and required to use a trailing space in one of my code snippets. I formatted it like so: `<a ` And it renders without the trailing space: <a ...
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Remove trailing whitespace in languages where whitespace does not matter

Sometimes I have seen questions with a ridiculous amount of trailing whitespace. This wouldn't bother me so much if the scrollbar wouldn't appear: cout << "Hello World!" << endl; ...
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Is there a way to prevent Data Explorer from ignoring whitespace in query parameters?

I was thinking that a query to find posts with newlines followed by end-brackets might be useful for finding posts with code formatting issues-- for example, posts that look like this: Here is what I ...
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Copy code from answer adds spaces on the end?

For example, when I copy a code snippet from someone's answer on StackOverflow and then paste it into Excel or Notepad there are all these extra spaces at the end of each line. Is there anyway to ...
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Extra whitespace in FAQ navigation tooltips

Some of the tooltips on the navigation menu on the FAQ page have leading whitespace in them. Also, some of the items don't have tooltips at all. This is visible both in Chrome 15 and Firefox 6 on ...
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How to edit a post to fix formatting alone?

Say a user posts a question with a code block as follows: function blah { blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah } and I want to edit the post to fix the formatting to this: function blah { blah ...
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Ask A Question should remove whitespace before checking for validity of message

The inclusion of extraneous whitespace is not a likely indicator of a good question. This is evidenced by the remarks of one or more users that "I added a few carriage returns and it let me post the ...
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How can we display additional spaces using markdown?

https://stackoverflow.com/posts/6220514/revisions How do I do a multi-line string in node.js? I tried to make these characters: [var str = "Some \ ] show as having a space at the end without the ...
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Preserving white space in comments

Since I don't think we can use the <pre> tag, is there a way to preserve white space in comments? Backticks by themselves don't seem to do it: Using backticks: testing extra spaces Using &...
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Auto-generated duplicate links don't trim titles

If a question is voted as a duplicate of a question with leading or trailing whitespace in the title, the whitespace isn't trimmed, breaking the auto-generated comment. Example (10k only)
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Show whitespace when dealing with regexps

When answering question about regexps, it would be great if whitespace could be shown in the code listing. Whitespace plays a crucial role and it's easy to miss and get it wrong. What I'm looking for ...
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Empty Space at the Bottom of the Page

Why do I see this huge gap at the bottom of most pages?
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Markdown formatting bug with code blocks in lists

Have a look at the revisions of https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/1230618/list, in particular the formatting-related edit I made (edit 2). The formatted text contains spurious newlines and ...