Re: Line breaking (<NOBR>, <WBR>)

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Sun, 21 Jul 1996 11:23:38 -0400 (EDT)


From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Message-Id: <199607211523.LAA23001@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Line breaking (<NOBR>, <WBR>)
To: kcivey@cpcug.org (Keith Calvert Ivey)
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 11:23:38 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199607200101.VAA20491@cpcug.org> from "Keith Calvert Ivey" at Jul 19, 96 09:05:42 pm

> I like <WBR> and <NOBR>, even though they were introduced by
> Netscape, because they're gracefully ignored by nonsupporting
> browsers (unlike &nbsp;) and they allow me to do exactly the
> two things you mention: marking possible line breaks and
> marking sections that shouldn't be broken.  Is there some 
> SGML-based reason for opposing <WBR> and <NOBR>?

Simply because line breaking is a purely presentational feature that is only 
meaningful in certain mediums. As such, it should go in a style sheet.

 Paul Prescod