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Re: [css3-text] renaming 'text-wrap: none' to 'text-wrap: nowrap'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:55:50 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAdNs4OxXEJAXgXgs4s3dPtfWckQLdJT5+EhXTkwvqYPQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 19, 2012, at 8:37 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> I've just checked in a change to rename the 'none' value of 'text-wrap' to
>> 'nowrap' to be consistent with Flexbox, per
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Feb/1423.html
>>
>> If anyone has a concern about this, please speak up. :)
>
> When I've used this value for white-space, I've had a hard time trying to remember if there is a dash or not. The property name has one, but the value doesn't. But other white-space values do have a dash (pre-wrap, pre-line). Further confusing the issue is that HTML talks about breaking instead of wrapping (<nobr>, &nbsp;), except on table cells (<td nowrap>). And now CSS3 Text has properties for wrapping and for breaking. It is a confusing, hard to remember mess. But that's where we are now and it does make sense for 'text-wrap' to be consistent with the 'white-space' value of 'text-wrap' .

"nowrap" not having a dash is really confusing, and I'd prefer to
change flex-wrap (and text-wrap) to both be "no-wrap", and just be
inconsistent with white-space.

~TJ
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