Hi Thomas,

I did a little bit more digging.  Putting this in your CSS solves the problem:

textarea#editor-textarea {
    white-space: pre-wrap;
}

This also does not break the text box in Firefox, so it seems to be a win.

This has been irritating me for months.  If it turns out there are issues with this fix, then I'll post a followup email.

Thanks for your time, and to everyone in the MoinMoin community.

Dave C



On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Thomas Waldmann <tw@waldmann-edv.de> wrote:
> Google Chrome converts that leading space to a non-breaking space.

Maybe file a bug for chrome?

I think a browser textarea control should not change the text you enter
in any way.

Maybe check if that also happens with a freshly installed chrome (with a
fresh profile, standard settings).

> What I would really like to have happen, is that whenever a wiki page is
> saved, any non-breaking space characters at the front of lines get
> automatically replaced with plain old spaces.
>
> Is there a recommended way to do this?

Look at the SecurityPolicy, iirc it has a save() method that gets called
before saving.

But that's just a work around, should be fixed where the root cause is.

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