Re: breaking with nonspace characters

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 14:17:16 -0500


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From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Walter Ian Kaye" <boo@best.com>
Subject: Re: breaking with nonspace characters
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 14:17:16 -0500

From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: breaking with nonspace characters
Date: Saturday, September 21, 1996 3:23 AM

>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?

Just checked it out in MSIE, sure enough, MSIE supports it, and adds
hyphens when the text would have wraped, but still fails to break the
text apart.... :(