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Re: Code in Pre should not be a failure at this time. (Reflow 1.4.10)

From: Joshue O Connor - InterAccess <josh@interaccess.ie>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:07:42 +0000
Message-ID: <5C581CFE.9080907@interaccess.ie>
To: Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
CC: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, GLWAI Guidelines WG org <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "alistair.duggin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk" <alistair.duggin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk>
Eric Eggert wrote:
> While I think the creator of the content needs to decide how to make 
> the code readable, the best advice for now might be to use |word-wrap: 
> break-word;| on |<pre>| in small viewports to avoid horizontal 
> scrolling at all.
Thanks for that practical tip Eric. So is it safe to say as a a 
potential basis for a 'warning' to devs that want to satisfy Reflow 
1.4.10 the following (based on your example)?

*Use of <pre> formatted content (such as code) can cause horizontal 
scrolling. Using the CSS declarations such as word-wrap: break-word; on 
<pre> in small viewports will help to avoid horizontal scrolling at all. *

Thanks in advance.

Joshue O Connor
Director | InterAccess.ie
Received on Monday, 4 February 2019 11:08:54 UTC

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