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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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Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:34:07 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from Adil <adil@diwan.com> 2010-11-12 13:34:06 UTC ---
I agree that &#x2028 should cover most of the use cases and that adding an
attribute on <br> is too cumbersome. In theory. Most of the examples I gave in
comment 10 can be handled by CSS but it is more complex in a web app to manage
this and in all the examples the creator would want to keep the same line break
even if the CSS changes.

&#x2028 will work for now but as Aharon said in comment 4 I suspect this will
bite us on the behind one day.

My preferred solution is a new tag (e.g. <lbr>). It would be consistent with
<br> and <wbr> and I still think HTML needs a tag that has the semantic meaning
of breaking a line without creating a paragraph. But I can understand that this
may be too large a change now. 

So take this as an acceptance with reservations.

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