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Re: unbreakable text strings

From: Irene VATTON <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 10:31:05 +0200
Message-Id: <200008280831.KAA08529@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org
> Most browsers handle unbreakable strings that are wider than
> the window by forcing a horizontal scroll and providing the horscrollbar
> at that time.
> Amaya chooses to break the word (with an added hyphen but not
>  always at the grammatically correct point). This sometimes leads to
> very unusual columns in tables and negates the concept of 
> unbreakability.  Is there any specification on how to handle this
> situation or is one of those 'let each do their own thing' which makes 
> it ver interesting for html and web page authors.

If Amaya breaks words not at the grammatically correct point, it's because
the column is too small. Probably there is an attribute width on a cell of
that column?
> And I notice that Amaya has a horizontal bar (with that quirky cant
> get to the end feature) even when it doesn't need it.  Is this a 
> design decision to ease the pain of deciding when needed and doing
>  a recalculation during redisplay. On other programs, i use the 
> appearence of the horiz scroll as a clue to wide material.

I guess it's an error in the calculation.

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