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Re: DogFood (<wbr>)

From: j.j. <moz@jeka.info>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 03:30:52 +0100
Message-ID: <20071207033052.zzh6i6o0ao0cgooo@www.hosting-agency.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>: hodd gsachd:

> On Thu, 06 Dec 2007 12:09:25 +0100, j.j. <moz@jeka.info> wrote:
>> <wbr> is backwards and browser support is incosistent.
>> Gecko doesn't break at <wbr> inside <nobr> (bug 6347-WONTFIX), and
>> iirc IE5 did exactly the opposite (breaks only if <wbr> is inside
>> <nobr>).
> That is also true for Internet Explorer 6 (and likely 7) per this page:

>   http://www.sam-i-am.com/work/2006/09/soft-wrapping-long-words.html

IE5.5, 6 and 7 break in both cases (<wbr> inside and outside <nobr>).

>> Opera has apparently no problem with ignoring <wbr> at all.
> Actually, although the editor didn't see a use for <wbr>, Gmail 2.0 is
> relying on it working properly and sort of forces us to implement <wbr>
> probably sooner rather than later. ;-)

Hmm, the editor could try to exert some influence here, but...

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