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Re: [css-text-4] text-wrap:balance

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:50:34 -0500
Message-ID: <54C5652A.5000404@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 01/20/2015 04:18 PM, Alan Stearns wrote:
>
> I hemmed and hawed a bit about adding another stipulation - lines only
> balance *if* doing so does not change the number of lines. So a single
> paragraph of:
>
> Foo foo foo
> foo foo foo
> foo foo.
>
> Would not change to:
>
> Foo foo
> foo foo
> foo foo
> foo foo.
>
>
> Even though that gets you the best balancing result. For headlines and
> captions, I think this is what’s usually intended (balance the lines, but
> not if that makes an additional line). But I’ve heard some pushback on
> this idea.

I think we do need to require that. Otherwise

Foo foo
fooo fooo
foo foo.

would end up balancing as

Foo
foo
fooo
fooo
foo
foo.

Which is clearly silly.

~fantasai
Received on Sunday, 25 January 2015 21:51:04 UTC

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