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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] Note about overflow-wrap: break-spaces seems wrong

From: Myles C. Maxfield via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:18:24 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-347331183-1511817503-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I think I understand everything you said, but I'm missing the problem.

Let's consider this situation, where the square represents a space character and green represents the width of the container.

<img width="563" alt="screen shot 2017-11-27 at 12 55 23 pm" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/918903/33288791-4df22980-d372-11e7-96d6-95043f89b07c.png">

According to the current spec text,
- If this is styled with `white-space: pre-wrap; overflow-wrap: break-spaces`, then there would be a line break between the last space and the second-to-last space
- If this is instead styled with `white-space: pre-wrap; overflow-wrap: break-word break-spaces`, then there would be a line break just after the word "text" (before the second-to-last space).

The only difference between these two sets of styles is the addition of `overflow-wrap: break-word`. However, `overflow-wrap: break-word` shouldn't cause any behavior change, because white space exists earlier in the line.

My suggestion would be to change the behavior of `white-space: pre-wrap; overflow-wrap: break-word break-spaces` to make the line break occur between the last space and the second-to-last space.

Do you think you could be more explicit about the problem this raises?

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