I recently asked a question about linebreaking in a bibliography and it got an answer that appeared good. However, when I tested it, it appears to only work with the specific example text I provided. How do I update the question to respond to this? Sorry if this is general knowledge: I've never asked a question where at least one of the answers didn't basically work before, or at least close enough to what I wanted to modify into the code I need.
So, when I made the question I stripped things down as far as I could while still getting what I thought was a useful test case, that is, one bibliography example that shows the problem behaviour with that specific page geometry.
I got an answer that expanded that to three test cases, all by manipulating the text inside the DOI. Looks great I think, and today I go to test it..and it doesn't work. Or rather, it does, some of the time, and messes up most of my bibliography the rest of the time. What happens is the answer breaks if there is too much or too little text preceding the DOI. It will add a whackload of white space, or shove the DOI to a newline despite there being lots of space on that line for it.
How do I respond to this?
- Edit the original question to add more test cases? (This would make it much less minimal, and I'm not sure about editing the question to respond to a response? Is that OK? It would also look strange if someone else then responded with a totally different method, wouldn't it?)
- Respond in the comments (Hard, can't give an image or sample code. I've left a comment about how easily it breaks)
- Make a totally new questions (This feels wasteful, given the QUESTION is the same, I just only provided an example of the problem behaviour in the MWE, not a set of test cases)