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[css-text] word-break: break-word

From: Bogdan Brinza <bbrinza@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 00:33:17 +0000
To: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
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Hi,

We've recently got an interoperability bug report for Microsoft Edge that was rooted in "word-break: break-word". Chrome in this case breaks as if overflow-wrap/word-wrap is set to break-word and Edge/Firefox don't. (example [1])

Looking at the latest draft [2] I see the expected values for word-break don't include break-word, which lives as a property under overflow-wrap/word-wrap.

I didn't find any existing bugs in Blink/WebKit for this property and brief web search shows there might be some WebKit history [3]. 

Looking at the usage data word-break: break-word is used on 3000 sites from the set of 1 000 000 unique sites. Brief analysis suggests this might be mostly coming from couple JS libraries - but it doesn't look like any of them depend on it.

What would be the right approach to solving this interop problem? Given the data so far it would make sense to file bugs to consider removing this from WebKit / Blink, unless I'm missing something?

[1] http://jsfiddle.net/khzk9a89/1/
[2] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-text/#word-break-property
[3] https://css-tricks.com/almanac/properties/w/word-break/
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