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[Bug 11211] Need a way to force a line wrap with the bidi semantics of LINE SEPARATOR when necessary.

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--- Comment #10 from Adil <adil@diwan.com> 2010-11-08 15:37:32 UTC ---
Just to add to the use cases.. (this is probably ancient history for most web
developers) my own desktop publishing application provides two types of
line-break - one that breaks a paragraph and one that does not. The users make
all kinds of use of this - e.g.
- to control the line breaks in headlines that span multiple lines, 
- control line breaks in advertising copy where the text has to match a certain
pattern,
- create a line wrap without breaking the paragraph formatting - e.g indents
and paragraph spacing.

In each of these cases the user intends to insert an entity into the line that
semantically means "line break" but does not mean "paragraph break".

With bug 10828 we are semantically redefining <br> as a lightweight paragraph
break. But, also, there is a need to have a way of defining a line break that
does not break a paragraph and semantically means this - with the advantage
that it forces a line wrap with the bidi behavior of LINE SEPARATOR.

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