#dev | Logs for 2019-03-22

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[01:31:53] <Bytram> chromas: "whitespace-out-of-now-here"?? ;) But seriously, can you describe what that looked like? I almost always submit HTML formatted, so am unawares.
[01:34:41] <chromas> It just had lots of extra spaces and stuff. You might be able to find examples if you go hunting the db for early upstart/systemd/whoever-the-bot-was-at-the-time subs
[01:35:50] <chromas> or I could try doing a few to dev and see what happens
[01:37:53] <Bytram> not that important -- just curious
[01:38:17] * chromas tries a few
[01:38:58] <Bytram> I wonder if it has anything to do with all the white space that 'generated' web pages contain... take a look at the source of some of our *own* pages, for example.
[01:41:34] <chromas> Could be. Check out the last four subs by upstart on dev
[01:41:48] <chromas> The first two are subbed as plain, then they're subbed again as html
[01:42:11] <Bytram> will do... hold on
[01:42:34] <chromas> I do need to check out the bot's output though. Who knows what kind of crap it's spewing, assuming that rehash and the editors will do all the work to make it right :D
[01:47:11] <Bytram> first story seems to support my theory
[01:47:42] <Bytram> https://dev.soylentnews.org vs https://dev.soylentnews.org
[01:48:06] <Bytram> https://dev.soylentnews.org vs https://dev.soylentnews.org
[01:50:54] <Bytram> not only blank lines, but white space that either started as, or at least ended up as, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
[01:51:34] <Bytram> *that* should explain the extra white space that you were seeing?
[01:53:49] <chromas> But there ain't no &nbsp; in the Verge article, or the actual non-breaking space
[01:54:03] <Bytram> so... part of the bot conversion process?
[01:56:40] <chromas> It's possible. Not sure where it would be doing that though
[01:57:13] <chromas> Did a manual copy/paste of the Verge article into the submission form and it went okay
[01:57:51] <Bytram> well, if it was not in the source of the original story, and it is in the source as presented in the editing window... where else would it come from?
[01:57:58] <Bytram> intersting
[01:59:16] <chromas> ~blame rehash