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Re: Crowd Source Request: Examples of pre in pages you use.

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:28:56 +0000
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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On 31/01/2019 00:54, John Foliot wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> I'm not a Poly Lit Major, but I believe the formatting of both of those 
> examples is in fact important; certainly the Haiku, which is 
> specifically defined as 3 lines with the 5,7,5 syllable construct. 
> Wrapping (for example) the middle line would certainly break that 
> construct, and it would no longer be a Haiku...

The construct would not be broken, it would just ... reflow to the 
available space. As long as the differentiation between the 3 lines is 
clear (using <br> at least, and using whatever other visual 
differentiation if needed...even making the <br> styled to have a 
visible carriage return arrow or similar if anything else is ambiguous), 
reflowing the individual lines to available width does not break the 
syllable construct.

> I also quoted the specific pattern of the Robert Service poem, where the 
> 4-line pattern is also an important literary construct;

As above.

> I can't comment 
> on *how* important, but I do know there is some importance attached. Any 
> academics out there who could weigh in?

Patrick H. Lauke

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