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[Bug 13098] Clarify whether <wbr> has the same effect as the zero-width space character

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Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:15:47 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13098

Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Depends on|                            |9097
         Resolution|DUPLICATE                   |

--- Comment #11 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-07-04 10:15:45 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> On some additional review, it seems clear that <wbr> has a different meaning
> from zero-width space. 

* The purpose of this bug report is to make HTML5 state how it is supposed to
be.
* "It seems" is not good enough, unless you can poin to spec text.
* Based on your previous statements, you include such things as the fact that
<wbr> (unlike <br>) does not result in in a white-space character when copied
to a (non-html) clipboard, as part of the "different meaning". This, however,
is not specified anywhere.

> It's supposed to override the CSS white-space property,
> so it's supposed to work in <nobr> or <pre>, for instance.

You are citing Maciej's zealot reading as presented in Bug 9350. My comment:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9350#c8

The Editor has already added a link in Bug 9350 to Bug 9711 (now reopened). And
Bug 9711 suggests that there should be no particular overriding - <wbr> should
instead be treated just like ZeroWidthSpace is treated.

> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 9097 ***

I reoponed, making it dependent of bug 9097. If bug 9097 is solved in
accordance with the bug filer's original request, then this bug can be closed,
because then it  has been clarified that <wbr> *is* equal to zero width space. 
However, if bug 9097 is *not* solved in accordance with bug filer's original
request, then HTML5 needs to explain the likeness and difference between <wbr>
and ZeroWidthSpace. as requested by this bug.

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