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Re: extra NBSPs on Scripting and Ajax page?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 12:43:36 -0500
To: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Message-Id: <6CCD88D6-0F54-4DA1-82D5-85C917A9BFE0@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>

On 2 Jun 2010, at 12:23 PM, Daniel Barclay wrote:

> On the page at http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/script, the text
> "current status of specifications and groups" uses NBSP characters to
> separate the words.  That makes that link adjust (wrap) differently
> than the sibling links (which wrap at smaller increments).

I have done the opposite: insert nbsp's in other parts of the  
navigation bar. This was the intent all along (so that the navigation  
elements may be read as a block rather than split across lines).  
However, these pages are edited by a variety of people and so some of  
the editing conventions may not be followed strictly. I appreciate  
that you brought it to my attention (and if you see similar things on  
other pages, let me know). Thanks!

  _ Ian

> I see that you might be treating that text specially because it
> contains two links (rather than just one).
> Would this work a little better?:
> - Move the words "current status of" out of the text (label) of the
>  first link (so it's plain text as the work "and" is).  That would
>  make the link wording more consistent ("specifications" and "groups"
>  vs. "current status of specification" and "groups").
> - Then change the NBSPs to plain spaces, since the two link labels
>  are no longer non-parallel (which presumably led to adding the NBSPs
>  to clarify things).
> Daniel

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