Plain text theme problem April 9, 2006 6:16 PM   Subscribe

Using the 'plain text' theme has a very small problem. In MetaTalk if you click on the category/topic of a post, the page it takes you to has the category/topic obscured by a brown box. (Slashing because sometimes it's called a Category and other times a Topic.)
posted by tellurian to Bugs at 6:16 PM (12 comments total)

That's funny, I've never noticed that before. The background is hard coded, this is the relevant line

[div class="monthday"][span style="background:#333333;"]Topic: bugs[/span]....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:24 PM on April 9, 2006

Mod note: it would really be cool to get the code tag back too
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:25 PM on April 9, 2006

The tt tag still works
posted by matthewr at 6:29 PM on April 9, 2006

As does the <code> tag. Did I misunderstand your last comment Jessamyn?
posted by matthewr at 6:33 PM on April 9, 2006

lemme remove that inline style
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:49 PM on April 9, 2006

is there a tag you can still use that lets you render HTML brackets literally?

<div class="monthday"><span style="background:#333333;">Topic: bugs</span>
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:50 PM on April 9, 2006

While we're on the topic, the My Comments page in plaintext still has some minor layout issues. The lefthand column with the post content is still squashed into a too-narrow column.

Like I said, minor, but I tend to use that page a lot since it was tweaked into its current form.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:52 PM on April 9, 2006

(My Posts as well, but I don't post a lot, so I forgot about that...)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:52 PM on April 9, 2006

stavros, that's an IE css layout bug.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:02 PM on April 9, 2006

*checks in Firefox*

Crikey, you're right. I use FF at home with the regular stylesheet, and plaintext on IE (well, Maxthon) at work, for super-secret stealth MeFiing (yeah, right), so I hadn't noticed put the dots together before.

Not major enough to spend much time on, then. If I (or someone else) can come up with a css-hack for the issue, would you consider using it?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:30 PM on April 9, 2006

Yeah, totally. Free code is always welcome.

The layout was a quick ugly hack a CF developer friend did when he was doing the monster queries for the my comments/posts page, and I've never gotten around to rewriting it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:58 PM on April 9, 2006

fixed the background thing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:03 PM on April 9, 2006

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