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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-display] Display values for <br> and <wbr>

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:30:28 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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The CSSWG concluded that we are not adding new display types for 
`<br>` and `<wbr>` as their behavior can be adequately explained by 
existing CSS rules such as those listed in the above discussion, and a
 new display type is an unnecessary burden to carry over in the Web 
platform forever. Engine optimization of this implementation is of 
course already allowed, and to simplify this the spec can specify 
`all: reset !important;` for the UA style sheet to prevent any author 
modification. Thus

br { all: reset !important; display: contents !important; content: 
"\a" !important; white-space: pre !important; }
wbr { all: reset !important; display: contents !important; content: 
"\200B" !important; }

should be enough to implement this in the HTML spec.

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