Missing walk data

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By SheepFarmer on 24/07/20 at 8:41am


Having just posted new walk report I notice that the auto generated data is missing, it was at the top of the page when composing & just tried editing - dleteing Gpx file & reuploading but no change. My ps at the bottom of the report was that the time given in the data showed 533:00 with no units & naimsith 7:29 with no units. I also found I couldn't add extra blank lines between pics, I had 2 in my text file & they carried over into the composing box & I could add more with carriage return or line break but it stays as one blank line in the preview & posted version.

As exmaple/test I've just added 2 carriage returns & 2 line breaks between these 2 bits of text.

By TallPaul on 25/07/20 at 9:00am

Apologies for the late reply: we had a day out yesterday.

I will investigate the issue with walk report data today but the other issue you raise is a feature of Markdown. Markdown was designed as a way to make it quicker and easier to write basic HTML and one of the features of HTML is that in general any whitespace - so spaces, tabs, carriage returns, or line feeds - is compressed into a single space.

There are exceptions and the obvious one is in what we've labelled as "monospace" segments - where you surround the text is backticks (or use the 'TT' button on the toolbar).

So for example here's some text with and without that:

"So here is three spaces"

"So here is three spaces"

Similary single newlines are generally replaced by a space so this text is across two lines with a new line -> here but it's rendered as one line.

You can force a new line by
putting two spaces at the end of the line which is what I've done here. But that doesn't work for blank lines. My usual trick when I want more than one blank line is to insert a full stop on a line by itself. No that elegant but it does work ... thus:



^ here's lots of blank lines.

By SheepFarmer on 25/07/20 at 2:33pm

It's good to take time out and away from screens so no worries & as I found certain places you can walk all day & have no mobile signal, plus we do our best to keep you busy with problems.

I thought previously that I had used extra carriage returns or line breaks to add more space which is why I posted about it but perhaps not, I just instead left my pic numbering in to try add emphasise which text went with which pic. Since you've filled & corrected the data I've now removed my PS on the walk report about the times.

By TallPaul on 25/07/20 at 10:52am

OK, I have back filled your walk report with the missing data.

Next step is to work out why it wasn't showing time taken correctly formatted.

By TallPaul on 25/07/20 at 11:26am

Next step is to work out why it wasn't showing time taken correctly formatted.

This is also now fixed.

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