[whatwg] Interaction of <wbr> and CSS white-space

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon May 16 18:02:13 PDT 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:34 PM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 7:27 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
>> Whether to prioritize is a CSS issue.  Whether there's a breakpoint at all
>> after the 'f' in the string "y = f(1)" is a quality of implementation issue,
>> imo.
> Slightly tangential, but I once saw a page that displayed fine in
> Gecko but broke horribly in WebKit because of the difference in
> line-breaking algorithms.  There was a really long string in a user
> comment which Gecko broke over multiple lines but WebKit treated as
> unbreakable, with the result that WebKit stretched the page so it was
> unreadable.  I think it would be pretty nice if we were to spec
> line-breaking behavior -- UAX#14 specifies an algorithm that, as far
> as I can tell, is reasonably simple and much better than any browser
> now has.  (Although I can't say whether it would be acceptable for
> performance or other considerations.)

I suspect you're thinking of the site I filed a bug against Webkit
for: <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41103>


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