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[Bug 10342] New: Make <wbr> element not conforming

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:04:49 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-10342-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10342

           Summary: Make <wbr> element not conforming
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: me@rouvenwessling.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


First, I know this runs completely against Bug #9350. Since I'm neither in the
WG nor have I've ever been involved into a process like this I don't know if
this is the right process but I will just put my thoughts here for
consideration:

Major:
-The <wbr> element is unnecessary because it clutters the DOM with things that
can be expressed as unicode characters or named character references (often
&shy; would be preferential since it adds a hyphen, else one that corresponds
to U+0200B)
-With <wbr> present but no corresponding element for a shy hyphen I fear a
large use of <wbr> were a shy hypen would be in order.

Minor:
-It is not supported in Internet Explorer 8.

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