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Re: [css3-text] Hypertext Layout, Reading Speed and Comprehension

From: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 02:59:49 +0000
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Fantasai, Hello.  The points that I would like to address pertain to the markup and style for phrases and sentences in hypertext documents and that hypertext layout has aspects of both form and function. It could either be that something like 'text-wrap:phrase' can be of use for the indicated scenario of phrase elements or that the existing setting of 'text-wrap:avoid' is.  In the current specification, there is section 6.1.1, illustrating phrase-controlled breaking, and discussion could include the senses of the word phrase there and intended usages.  Interesting are nested XML structures with elements styled with text-wrap settings and how layout engines are expected to layout such hypertext.  With something like 'text-wrap:phrase', possible definitions could be: 
phrase: Line breaking is suppressed within the element: the UA may break within the element if there are other valid break points in the line using UA heuristics weighing text-wrapping, word-spacing, hyphenation, and other settings for resultant readable hypertext.  If the text breaks, line-breaking restrictions are honored as for 'normal'.
avoid: Line breaking is suppressed within the element: the UA may only break within the element if there are no other valid break points in the line. If the text breaks, line-breaking restrictions are honored as for 'normal'.
 Intersentence spacing is additionally a topic for a possible extension of the current specification.
  Kind regards, Adam 		 	   		  
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