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Re: [css3-text] alternate name for line-break: newspaper

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:04:09 -0800
Cc: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
I have a slight aversion to names like 'normal' because they always raise the question "for whom?" , "normal in what contexts?"...but only slight.

On Jan 2, 2011, at 12:05 , fantasai wrote:

> On 12/31/2010 04:00 AM, Koji Ishii wrote:
>> It's saying "line-break: loose", not "line: loose", so I'm not sure how many
>> East Asians, the users of this property, would think the way you worried about.
>> 
>> "lax" is also fine with me, but I wonder if others would agree with it, as
>> some didn't like "relaxed" either.
> 
> I'll note that lax tends to have negative connotations.
> 
>> Yet another proposal to solve your trouble: how about renaming the property name
>> to "prohibit-line-break" or "prohibit-break"? I hope "loose" would make sense
>> then, wouldn't it?
> 
> I don't think we should be renaming either the property or the two values
> 'normal' and 'strict' if we can reasonably avoid it.
> 
> ~fantasai
> 

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 3 January 2011 04:04:44 GMT

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