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Re: [css3-text] Feature request: "white-space: ignore"

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:31:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD3UhJDn78g3OJTq4h4V_8STYERuVOgTKFH7_zvDgu33Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jon Ronnenberg <jon.ronnenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: koji.a.ishii@mail.rakuten.com, Tim Leverett <zzzzbov@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, harry@csswizardry.com, Biju <bijumaillist@gmail.com>, Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Jon Ronnenberg
<jon.ronnenberg@gmail.com> wrote:
> MY PITCH
> While Flexbox[5] is a wonderful thing, it isn't backwards compatible and
> implementing a shim has proven very difficult[12]. In contrast a small
> amendment to CSS3 Text module, namely "white-space: none;", is easy to shim
> and fixes a lot of issues that web developers are facing today.

Once again, you can't fix "X isn't supported" by proposing a new
unsupported feature.  That just produces a new, larger "X and Y aren't
supported" problem.

(Technically, if X is a very large, slow-moving target, and there's a
very strong argument for a tiny piece of it that could justify it
moving quickly, it might work.  That is not the case here - Flexbox is
moving along quite nicely.)

~TJ
Received on Saturday, 20 April 2013 18:32:34 UTC

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