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[whatwg] Hyphenation

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 11:23:33 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tlvttjri64w2qv@id-c0020>
On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:02:54 +0100, ?istein E. Andersen  
<html5@?istein.com> wrote:
> The controversy surrounding the meaning of &shy; (U+00AD) is probably  
> over, although Opera currently seems not to render this character in  
> accordance with Unicode (IE7 and Safari seem to do the right thing;
> Firefox does not hyphenate at all).

So as I understand it from  
http://www.w3.org/International/O-HTML-hyphenation.html &shy; is not  
enough because you have (theoretical) cases like:

   zo?ven -> zo-e-ven

I doubt this is really important to web pages though.

The W3C page also mentions "Of course, the simple cases could also be  
handled with a `soft hyphen' (&shy;), if browsers would only support it."  
which is of course not an excuse to go around and introduce a new element!


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 9 January 2007 02:23:33 UTC

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