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I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names [.prep-CSS3-text]

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Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:22:31 +0000
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I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names [.prep-CSS3-text]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/317

Raised by: Richard Ishida
On product: .prep-CSS3-text

5. Line Breaking and Word Boundaries
http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-text-3-20131010/#line-breaking

I have always found the naming of the properties in section 5 a little confusing, and I'm guessing others will too. In the spec, the titles seem to attempt to clarify the meaning, though I don't think it's very successful.

The line-break property is only concerned with a detail of one aspect of line-breaking, although it sounds like the most important property for handling line breaks.

I propose that we change the following:

[[
line-break
    auto
    loose
    normal
    strict

word-break
    normal
    keep-all
    break-all
]]

to:

[[
line-break-strictness
    auto
    loose
    normal
    strict

line-break-style    or line-break-type
    normal
    force-character
    force-word
]]

and that, whether or not we change the names, to help people learning about line-breaking from the spec, we put the word-break/line-break-style section first, and follow it by line-break/line-break-strictness.
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