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Re: FW: NoWrap property

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:13:05 +0000
Message-ID: <4937AD31.9000709@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> I am not sure why you'd ever want
> to wrap between two immediately adjacent non-wrapping lines. But I might
> well be missing something.

Odd, I would have thought exactly the opposite.  If
there are two contiguous nowrap regions, then the
probability that one will end up with an ill-formatted
document is far greater if wrapping is prohibited
between them than if it is allowed.  In general, HTML
is a "wrappy" language, and I would expect it to wrap
(if it needs to) wherever wrapping is not explicitly
precluded, rather than the converse (which is to say,
wrapping only where it is explicitly permitted).

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