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Re: [css3-text] overflow-wrap vs word-wrap

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:41:23 -0700
Message-ID: <4F9B0473.1030005@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/27/2012 08:13 AM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I was about to update our implementation to support overflow-wrap (and keep word-wrap as an alias). Since we have implemented
> an aliasing mechanism, doing this change would be very simple, but after talking with other Opera developers, we started
> questioning whether this was really a good idea.
>
> For sure, the name overflow-wrap is a little more descriptive, and if we were designing this without any implementation out
> there, it would probably be a better choice.
>
> But all browsers already interoperability support this functionality under the word-wrap name, and have do so for years
> already. Authors know word-wrap, tutorials talk about word-wrap, sites use word-wrap... I don't see what we gain by pulling
> the carpet from under everybody's feet.
>
> Although we can align to the spec if the wg persists in thinking this rename is needed, we would like this decision to be
> reconsidered.
>
> Also, even though I did find a discussion on this topic in the minutes[1], it was not conclusive, and I could not find an
> actual resolution.
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Jun/0325.html

Here's the minutes with the resolution:
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Jul/0538.html

I'll note that I don't have much of an opinion on this, and I share your concerns.

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 27 April 2012 20:41:55 GMT

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