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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
With code, the only way to have spaces parsed correctly in any kind of portable way is to use ... but then long lines will not wrap. That's kinda important for low-res screens or smaller windows.
- if someone copies the text as displayed in any browser, they'll get properly formatted code in their clipboard, without wrapping
- it fails gracefully so that it looks at least reasonable in all browsers, even those that don't know CSS/JS and can't do colours (eg lynx, screen readers)
If anyone knows a way, that would make me happy. Until then, I am stuck with the above as the best I can do.
For example, in LiveJournal, something like this:
<div width="100%" style="(the code above)"><pre>Code goes here</pre>
... will look considerably better and more readable than the default
<blockquote><pre></pre></blockquote>. It's not perfect, of course.
If you have enough control to create your own css file, you should definitely do that instead.
There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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