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Re: [css-text] word-break: break-word

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:04:29 +0900
Message-ID: <CAN9ydbXrRGxjVN-SvgMmMv1hV7ms7d6QdqO6LfZ61ZDO-MqMHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Blink tried to remove, but failed as some sites relied on its minor
different behavior.

See http://crbug.com/492202 for more details. There Bogdan said he agreed
to add, so we resolved it as WontFix.

/koji

2016-08-17 6:11 GMT+09:00 Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>:

> I expect this is in response to issues like these:
>   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=959735 (Wired)
>   https://github.com/webcompat/web-bugs/issues/1671 (LinkedIn)
>   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1136818 (random site)
> ...which are all cases where a site accidentally depends on nonstandard
> "word-break: break-word". (which WebKit & Blink support, but other
> engines do not)  This ends up producing text that either overflows off
> the screen, or wraps in arbitrary places in the middle of short words
> for no good reason (depending on what other CSS this style is combined
> with).
>
> In each of these cases, the page's CSS could (and was) fixed by using
> "word-wrap" instead of "word-break".  But if WebKit/Blink intend to keep
> shipping this non-standard value indefinitely, it will probably continue
> to create webcompat issues (particularly on mobile sites, where authors
> tend to only test WebKit/Blink).
>
> So, I'd be in favor of adding it to the spec, if WebKit/Blink aren't
> intending to drop support.
>
> ~Daniel
>
>
>
> On 08/16/2016 01:28 PM, fantasai wrote:
> > Going through css-text-3 issues with astearns today...
> > At Sydney we resolved
> >   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2016Mar/0352.html
> >   RESOLVED: Add word-break: break-word to spec if Edge/Firefox
> >             find it critical enough to Web compat to implement it.
> >
> > Anyone from Gecko or Edge teams have further information on this issue?
> >
> > Be careful: there are several very similar-sounding property-value
> > combinations, we're specifically interested in this one. ;)
> >
> > ~fantasai
> >
>
>
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