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Re: [css-text] overflow-wrap: break-word

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:20:54 +0900
Message-ID: <CAN9ydbVjsMmYUViWOp8NcoakjVjb7D4+PmTpVp+=ykZFw0ZPXw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:

> As surfaced during the discussion of pre-wrap, there is an ambiguity in the
> definition of overflow-wrap: break-word.
>
> > An unbreakable "word" may be broken at an arbitrary point if there are no
> > otherwise-acceptable break points in the line.
>
> ''word'' isn't defined, which means it isn't quite clear what can or cannot
> be broken. For instance, can you break in the middle of an sequence of
> &nbsp;?
>
> I'd argue that you should break. The goal of this property/value is to be
> an
> escape hatch, letting you break wherever if that's what it takes to avoid
> overflow.
>
> I suggest changing this sentence in the definition to:
>
>  An otherwise unbreakable sequence of <a>characters</a> may be broken at
>  an arbitrary point if there are no otherwise-acceptable break points in
>  the line.
>
> I wrote a quick test to check, and it least in simple cases (i.e. with
> actual &nbsp;, not with semi-magic preserved sequences of white-space
> when using white-space:pre-wrap) this is what everybody does (tested IE 11,
> Chrome, Safari, Firefox):
>
> http://jsbin.com/sitowo/1/edit?html,css,output
>

Sounds reasonable to me, thank you for looking into this. Commited at:
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/commit/f159579704de914a3ad6c28fea4ee554acf5a20a

/koji
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:21:23 UTC

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