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Browsable API markdown description broken if tabs are used in code indentation. #4345

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dvarrazzo opened this issue Aug 2, 2016 · 1 comment
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dvarrazzo commented Aug 2, 2016

get_view_description(html=True) with markdown installed is broken if the project uses tabs instead of spaces. Everything after the first line is rendered as a <pre> block.

The problem is in the utils.formatting.dedent() function which only dedents spaces, not tabs.


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Steps to reproduce

from rest_framework.utils.formatting import dedent
dedent("\tfirst string\n\n\tsecond string")

Expected behavior

It returns:

u'first string\n\n\tsecond string'

Actual behavior

It should return:

u'first string\n\nsecond string'
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tomchristie commented Aug 2, 2016

Thanks for raising this! Fix incoming.

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