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Re: Review of css-shapes-1

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 21:43:34 +0000
To: Brady Duga <duga@google.com>, "Cramer, Dave" <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>
CC: "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CEF06183.3586E%stearns@adobe.com>
On 1/6/14, 1:16 PM, "Brady Duga" <duga@google.com> wrote:

>One vaguely interesting top-level comment that ties in with digipub is
>the difficulty in applying reasonable line break algorithms (eg something
>better than first-fit or best-fit) to text whose line length (physical
>width of the line) can change
> based on line height. So, cases where a span that makes the line taller
>could cause the line to become narrower based on a complex floated shape
>from a previous line. I am not sure what there is to do about this, and
>may just become a footnote (assuming we
> decide there is a place for such things in digital publishing!) of any
>spec that addresses line breaking/justification/hyphenation.

We already have the situation with floats where adding a taller span can
cause a line to clear a float and become wider. Is narrowing the line any
more difficult to manage?

Thanks,

Alan

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