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  • Resolved afeminist


    If someone trackbacks to one of my articles, a comment is left on my blog with a small extract – their comment title, where a person’s name would ordinarly go, is shown as:

    Blog Title ยป Their Article Title

    Obviously, their article can be called something quite long indeed.

    Having tried to make my template as clean as possible in ALL browsers, I’ve noticed that in IE there is a slight formatting glitch when the comment title/author name (same thing) is over a certain number of characters (very long).

    Short of editing all trackbacks when they appear, is there any way I can CHANGE the default trackback comment title?

    For example, simply put the trackbacking blog’s title alone – and omit their article name.

    Example, instead of…
    Simple Blog >> An Article In Which I Reference You
    … have…
    Simple Blog

    Where would the trackback settings be changed? Which files relate to this sort of thing?

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  • yosemite


    Forcing the line to wrap wouldn’t work? Was hypothesizing:
    .comment { /* Just an example */
    word-wrap; break-word;



    Hmm, seems I don’t need to muck around with this after all – simple story is that I had an error in my CSS that I’d missed (to do with the width: setting of a div block – it had been set to something like 100px when it should have been 10px), now that it’s fixed this “glitch” seems to have disappeared, the words are wrapping fine now…

    Yosemite, many thanks for the response anyway ๐Ÿ™‚



    Welcome, thanks for letting others know the ‘conclusion’ ;’)



    No problem – having been on the ‘receiving end’ many a time, I know it gets immensely frustrating when surfing forums for solutions and (for example) someone posts the EXACT same problem as you have… only to turn round and say “no matter, fixed now” with no clue left for future visitors.

    Spread the love and all that ๐Ÿ™‚

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