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[whatwg] Hyphenation

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:10:40 +0000
Message-ID: <45A4F3E0.5090902@cam.ac.uk>
Kornel Lesinski wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 23:47:46 -0000, James Graham <jg307 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> FWIW this all makes just as much sense with "dictionary" replaced by 
>> "stylesheet" (stylesheets need to be kept in sync as new elements, 
>> classes and ids are used rather than new words).
> Not entirely. The layout and structure of the documents is not as 
> variable as their content.

But it is much more variable than the hyphenation rules for a particular 
language. Any sensible site would add all the special hyphenations they wanted 
to use to a site-wide dictionary. 99% of the time the dictionary would be pulled 
from cache and all the supposed problems would disappear.

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