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Old 11-01-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Line breaks with no style

I have some html files with simple unformatted line breaks, ie

Code:
<br>
When I convert them with calibre, it puts a formatted break in front of the break, ie

Code:
<br class="calibre1"><br>
I don't want it to do that, as it effectively gives me a full line blank space in between the 2 lines where the break occurs, I just want it to retain the simple line break.

Is there a config option to disable this?

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Old 11-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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I have some html files with simple unformatted line breaks, ie

Code:
<br>
When I convert them with calibre, it puts a formatted break in front of the break, ie

Code:
<br class="calibre1"><br>
I don't want it to do that, as it effectively gives me a full line blank space in between the 2 lines where the break occurs, I just want it to retain the simple line break.

Is there a config option to disable this?

thanks
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Both breaks in your example are non conforming code wise.
<br /> is the accepted form
(NB I have never seen Calibre insert without the (space)/> )
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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Using very oldschool html is never going to be without issues.

I've never seen Calibre use un-self-closing <br> tags, however it makes me think that your text is not in paragraphs/divs?

If that is the case, it may be a better idea to encapsulate them first - after all these pagebreaks sound like you are using them to create paragraphs in the first place.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:57 PM   #4
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Using very oldschool html is never going to be without issues.

I've never seen Calibre use un-self-closing <br> tags, however it makes me think that your text is not in paragraphs/divs?

If that is the case, it may be a better idea to encapsulate them first - after all these pagebreaks sound like you are using them to create paragraphs in the first place.

No, they're all in proper paragraphs with proper classes and style sheets. I just get lazy sometimes and use <br> to add an extra line or 2 here and there, or to break things like quoted passages, eg

Code:
<p class="indentedquote">This is some quoted passage,
<br>This is the next line in the quote,
<br>and yet another line,
<br>and the final line in the quote.</p>
Another example is where the dedication starts exactly at the top of the page because it was formatted with the same style class as normal text and not with it's own specific class with a large top margin; and I want it to start a few lines down. I could figure out what class it is, edit that class, or create a new one. Or I can just add <br><br><br><br> in front of it and be done with it.

It's very fast and easy to format misc things like this, although, yes, I know it's taking shortcuts from the perfect world.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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Yeah fair enough - I'd just been converting some stuff which was using br's for paragraph ends and it came to mind!, I'd still convert them to <br /> and see if it still doubles them.
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I may be far off base with my limited knowledge of HTML but I'm going to take a stab at this anyways.

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Originally Posted by therealjoeblow View Post
I don't want it to do that, as it effectively gives me a full line blank space in between the 2 lines where the break occurs, I just want it to retain the simple line break.

Is there a config option to disable this?
No, calibre is converting what you give it. There is an unseen line break after every comma that calibre properly replaces with the functional equivalent of
<br class="calibre1" /> (notice the self-closing / these aren't optional) and leaves your improper tag of <br> in place unaltered.

First, you should be using <br /> not <br>

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Code:
<p class="indentedquote">This is some quoted passage,
<br>This is the next line in the quote,
<br>and yet another line,
<br>and the final line in the quote.</p>
Second the above is incorrect it should be the following.

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Code:
<p class="indentedquote">This is some quoted passage,<br />
This is the next line in the quote, <br />
and yet another line,<br />
and the final line in the quote.</p>
What happens is you convert it this way.

I'm also curious what format are you converting from/to?

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