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  • Remove HTML placeholder space

    I have a few Label controls hidden in a UX component which I am inserting into a Freeform HTML Layout, using Alpha's Placeholder shortcuts. The result looks like this:
    {city}, &nbsp; NJ{zip} <br>
    This works well for formatting how I'd like, except the placeholders include a space that I cannot remove. For example, a space is inserted between the {city} placeholder and its comma. It looks like this when rendered: 2020-02-21_10-32-58.png

    Any thoughts on how to remove that space?
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  • #2
    Re: Remove HTML placeholder space

    You'll need to confirm this, but it looks like there's a bug in the way a Freeform Layout Container is rendered. For some reason a Label control is rendered in the Freeform control with a class of "gridData". No matter what CSS changes you make to Local CSS definitions to gridData, they are ignored.

    The reason you're seeing so much spacing is because the gridData class is set to padding:14px.

    You can't even use your own Class on each Label control because it's CSS will be ignored even though that class is set.


    • #3
      Re: Remove HTML placeholder space

      You appear correct David. I submitted a bug report and will update the thread for future reference with the reply/solution.


      • #4
        Re: Remove HTML placeholder space

        Have you tried using JS to remove any leading or trailing whitespace? You would accomplish this by the trim() syntax. You could also use a regular expression to find any whitespace.. but if it's a city with more than 1 word in it, that wouldn't be ideal.

        Just bringing this up since I've had issues of labels starting on new lines and having random whitespaces in it before.


        • #5
          Re: Remove HTML placeholder space

          Thank you Matt for that potential workaround. I received a response that this was fixed in the latest pre-release.

          To eliminate any space you must set the label control's class to 'none'. It technically doesn't exist, but will work to eliminate any spacing.

          Here is a video from Selwyn:


          • #6
            Re: Remove HTML placeholder space

            Good to know, putting 'none' for the class name is something I tend to forget when a control's CSS doesn't go as planned.