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Rules for breaking at inline boundaries?

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 17:01:13 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <A8AF9F84-3580-11D7-8112-00039382AC6C@apple.com>

Is a user agent permitted to break at inline boundaries, or should a 
lack of whitespace mean that you are dealing with a single word?

For example (assume white-space: normal):

<span>D</span><span>a</span><span>v</span><span>e</span>

Is this a single word, "Dave", or can a user agent break the line in 
between any of the inlines?  If it is considered a single word, what 
happens if some of the <span>s have borders, margins or padding?

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Friday, 31 January 2003 20:01:54 GMT

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