View Full Version : Notepad View Source Carriage Return

08-05-2003, 10:46 AM
On some computers I've noticed that using Edit with Notepad sometimes shows carriage returns as boxes in HTML code. Is there a way to change this on my computer so that it actually drops down a line instead of showing me the symbol?

08-05-2003, 02:47 PM
Not with Notepad. It happens because Notepad only understands Windows type control characters for new line and the document you try to view doesn't use that. Most other editors understand *nix and Mac returns too.

IIRC Windows uses CR LF, Unix uses CR and Mac uses LF

Funny thing I've notices is that newer versions of Notepad can read nix files locally but when I view source I still get the boxes. Beats me! :eek:

08-06-2003, 05:17 AM
Ok... thanks for the info.