Re: breaking with nonspace characters

Stuart Young (nakor@glasswings.com.au)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 01:49:55 +1000 (EST)


Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 01:49:55 +1000 (EST)
From: Stuart Young <nakor@glasswings.com.au>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: breaking with nonspace characters
In-Reply-To: <v03007801ae69452da6f6@[205.149.180.135]>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960922012758.8809B-100000@fizzgig.glasswings.com.au>

On Sat, 21 Sep 1996, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> At 5:39p -0500 09/20/96, Carl Morris wrote:
> >Is there any standard or proposed methods to break words apart between
> >characters as if a space had been there only when needed ) (ie:
> >suggest) and to suggest that a word could be broken with a hyphen?
> 
> How about the <WBR> tag and the &shy; (soft hyphen) entity?

I think what Carl was asking for was more of a "If you have to, break it 
here", which isn't reallywhat <WBR> is all about is it?

From what I have here (yes it's an old book, who knows, but I can't find 
anything anywhere on the web right now that truely defines the <WBR> tag) 
<WBR> is for breaking non-breakable HTML elements.

This means things like <NOBR></NOBR> and the like, does it not?

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