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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:57:49 -0700
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <905CD5F6-7118-4F81-8B56-2124C2BEC2C5@gmail.com>
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>

On Apr 20, 2012, at 10:55 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> 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.

That might be OK to, but then maybe we could also make it "no-wrap" for white-space, and allow "nowrap" as an alias for "no-wrap" in "white-space"only (just for backwards compatibility).
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