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Fixed width font bug entry

What's the rationale behind the use of a fixed pitch font to enter bug details? Given that the entry is then shown up using a variable pitch font, this seems a little odd.

Andrew Lighten
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook/chapters/fog0000000063.html
About halfway down the page it starts:

"Let's look at another problem with mousing: edit boxes..."

Michael H. Pryor
Thursday, November 06, 2003

Ok. I can kinda understand that. I guess. It refers to people being unable to control a mouse in situations like "Fillmore St". I suppose Joel is right, even though I'm a programmer, not a people.

So then answer this one: why is the edit field I'm typing in *right now* not a fixed pitch font? :-)

Andrew Lighten
Thursday, November 06, 2003

Yah, it prolly should be.  The name and email fields are....

Michael H. Pryor
Thursday, November 06, 2003

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