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[Bug 13098] Clarify whether <wbr> has the same effect as the zero-width space character

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--- Comment #12 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-07-06 16:42:46 UTC ---
Documentation of more confusion in the wild:

(*) Sitepoint: http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/wbr
     Site point's reference (sic) says: """ The wbr element’s purpose is to
suggest/hint to the browser where within a word/phrase would be the most
appropriate point for it to be broken (indicated with a hyphen) in the event
that the browser viewport or containing element is reduced in size such that
wrapping occurs. """
    When it compares it to a hyphen, then it has misunderstood it. <wbr> splits
a word into two words. 

(*) W3Schools http://www.w3schools.com/html5/tag_wbr.asp  
    Quote: 

    """ The <wbr> tag defines where in a word it would be ok to add a
line-break """

    Clearly, W3Schools too does not recognize that it splits the word into
*two* workds.

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