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[Bug 9350] Make <wbr> element conforming

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Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:57:36 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9350

--- Comment #9 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-07-04 11:57:35 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #8) [ .... ]
> (In reply to comment #1)
> 
> Maciej:
> > Mark Pilgrim points out that <wbr> is used heavily on the popular
> > quirksmode.org site, an explanation here:
> > http://www.quirksmode.org/oddsandends/wbr.html


> * Buggy results: 
> - The page lists Opera as supporting <wbr>. But Opera has zero support for
> <wbr>.
> - Since you looked at that page, IE9 can be addedas not supporting <wbr>
> * Buggy tests:
> - The page states that 'wbr:after { content: "\00200B" }' adds support for
> <wbr> in Opera ... Uh? In other words: We know the reason for the the
> misdescription of Opera as supporting <wbr>. 

Yet another argument in favour the view that <wbr>  is nothing but a wrapper
for the Zero Width Space character: If support for wbr:after { content:
"\00200B" } is equal to support for <wbr>, then even IE8 and IE9 supports it.
See test page: http://malform.no/testing/html5/wbr-haslayout

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