W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > December 2008

Re: FW: NoWrap property

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:49:01 +0100
To: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8tcfj45fahkqkpqa1fds2s59r03vubblp7@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:
>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.

Not wrapping may result in visually unpleasant rendering, such as one
that requires horizontal scrolling, but wrapping may result in a ren-
dering that is semantically different than what was intended. That is
worse ill-formatting in my opinion.

>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).

Using white-space:nowrap is pretty explicit, is it not?
Björn Höhrmann · mailto:bjoern@hoehrmann.de · http://bjoern.hoehrmann.de
Am Badedeich 7 · Telefon: +49(0)160/4415681 · http://www.bjoernsworld.de
25899 Dagebüll · PGP Pub. KeyID: 0xA4357E78 · http://www.websitedev.de/ 
Received on Thursday, 4 December 2008 10:49:34 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:27:42 UTC