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Re: line breaks in XHTML 2.0

From: Manuel Strehl <manuel.strehl@stud.uni-regensburg.de>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 13:12:11 +0100
Message-Id: <436F52AB020000FD00000911@gw.ngate.uni-regensburg.de>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

#1 about <br />: Alright, but <l> is just intended for mark up single
lines. So if I want to break the line between two sentences I have to
use </p><p>?

#2 about &shy;, <wbr>: Old problem, not even solved by <wbr>: In German
you have words like Daten-Set (en: data set). Actually it is allowed to
syllabify the word to 'Daten-' and 'Set'.
When you mark it up like Daten-&shy;Set, what will you get, if the
browser breaks the line? Daten--\nSet. Two hyphens will be displayed,
not really what was intended.

That's kind of a problem and not on the fringes: HTML document reads in
German HTML-Dokument. You see, it's quite common. If you have such words
in a rather small navigation bar, you soon run into real problems.

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