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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] Segment Break Transformation Rules for East Asian Width property of A (#337)

From: Myles C. Maxfield via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:32:49 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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The spec says "browser implementations do not currently follow these rules". From my testing, Chrome, WebKit, and Edge don't seem to follow these rules at all, whereas Firefox seems to follow some of them.

The entire section smells like a heuristic, and given the lack of implementations, and the disagreement in this thread, I don't think we (collectively, the Web community) are ready to enshrine a particular behavior in the spec. Right now, the spec seems to describe a particular behavior that solves a collection of problems, but without more implementor experimentation, I don't have much confidence that this particular solution is the best solution.

I believe we can, however, agree on the intent of this section (to keep scripts which don't use spaces free from those harmful spaces), so perhaps the spec should be worded that way, rather than prescribing a particular solution just yet.

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