Missing walk data


Forum » General Forums » Supporters

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

Paul,

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.



WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.