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Re: [css3-text] The secret behind word-wrap/overflow-wrap?

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:57:22 +0100
Message-ID: <CAERejNaYqxKJv_Wmn=sNx4bK4d6S2s28UkGd3wWOxaXuGLvV5Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
Cc: W3C WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
On 21 January 2014 01:38, Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com> wrote:

> What is the story behind word-wrap [1] and overflow-wrap?
>
> They look like the same property with two different names?
>

The last paragraph in that section already says why:

"For legacy reasons, UAs must treat
‘word-wrap<http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#word-wrap>’
as an alternate name for the
‘overflow-wrap<http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#overflow-wrap>’
property, as if it were a shorthand of
‘overflow-wrap<http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#overflow-wrap>
’."

Though there could be a more detailed explanation why the property was
renamed and why 'word-wrap'. Also mentioning 'shorthand' here is more
confusing than helping, because the word could be interpreted as shorter
name for the same property or as property containing several different
properties. So this needs more clarification.

Sebastian
Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 07:58:09 UTC

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