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

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Tue May 17 17:31:12 PDT 2011

On 5/17/11 6:48 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:37 AM, Robert O'Callahan
> <robert at ocallahan.org>  wrote:
>> Amazingly, our line breaking rationale is actually quite well documented!
>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Gecko:Line_Breaking
>> Some comments on UAX#14:
>> http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/unicode/linebr.html
> Interesting.  I might be misremembering what I read in UAX#14 -- I
> didn't look too closely, and it was a while ago.  In any event, my
> main point was that I don't think this is just a QoI issue, it should
> really be specced.

Unless you think we can come up with the perfect linebreak 
identification and prioritization algorithm (_especially_ 
prioritization), it seems like 100% a QoI issue.

I'm fine with having informative text about this.  I'm fine with having 
some normative requirements.

But I'm not fine, for example, with a spec that either requires or 
forbids the use of the Knuth and Plass algorithm, say.


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