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[Bug 9350] Make <wbr> element conforming

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Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 01:06:48 +0000
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--- Comment #14 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-07-06 01:06:46 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #10)
> > Reopening an already-fixed bug a year later is probably not the best way to
> > have  the matter reconsidered.
> What is the best way? I am ready to author a Change Proposal. 
> Because <wbr> seems like one of  the most pointless and unjustified additions
> to HTML5 ever.

When you justified <wbr>, you pointed to Webkit's idiosyncratic implementation
of it, and portrayed Webkit's interpetations as more or less the "standard" way
that browser implements it. E.g you described <wbr> as breaking with CSS and
gave the impression that it was *necessary* to break with CSS.

Well, my test page shows that Webkit's implementation differs from everyone
elses.  In addition, Webkit is only surpassed by Konqueror when it comes to
word boundaries bugs. (E.g. the fact that Webkit sees as inline <span/> as a
word boundary.)

Even the Editor showed himself to be not 100% at ease with the "fixed" solution
- why else the he add comment 7, after the bug was "fixed".?

Since this bug was fixed by pointing to Webkit's behaviour, the entire element
IMO needs to be reevaluated if we reach the shared conclusion that Webkit's
behaviour is particular to that browser.

For the record: It would be much more easy to accept a *sane* interpretation of
<wbr> - e.g. the one found in Firefox. which as far as I can see, *fully*
aligns <wbr> with ZERO WIDTH SPACE.

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