ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names

Line breaking property and value names

State:
CLOSED
Product:
css-text
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2013-12-11
Description:
5. Line Breaking and Word Boundaries
http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-text-3-20131010/#line-breaking

I have always found the naming of the properties in section 5 a little confusing, and I'm guessing others will too. In the spec, the titles seem to attempt to clarify the meaning, though I don't think it's very successful.

The line-break property is only concerned with a detail of one aspect of line-breaking, although it sounds like the most important property for handling line breaks.

I propose that we change the following:

[[
line-break
auto
loose
normal
strict

word-break
normal
keep-all
break-all
]]

to:

[[
line-break-strictness
auto
loose
normal
strict

line-break-style or line-break-type
normal
force-character
force-word
]]

and that, whether or not we change the names, to help people learning about line-breaking from the spec, we put the word-break/line-break-style section first, and follow it by line-break/line-break-strictness.

Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names (from ishida@w3.org on 2014-05-29)
  2. [minutes] Internationalization telecon 2014-05-29 (from ishida@w3.org on 2014-05-29)
  3. Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names (from kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp on 2014-05-13)
  4. Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names (from kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp on 2014-04-20)
  5. [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names (from addison@lab126.com on 2014-01-24)
  6. [minutes] Internationalization telecon 2013-12-19 (from ishida@w3.org on 2014-01-14)
  7. I18N-ISSUE-317: Line breaking property and value names [.prep-CSS3-text] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2013-12-11)

Related notes:

WG comment

Addison Phillips, 23 Jan 2014, 18:07:12

Order of sections changed, but names of properties not.

Richard Ishida, 23 May 2014, 14:59:43

Changelog:

Created issue 'Line breaking property and value names' nickname owned by Richard Ishida on product .prep-CSS3-text, description '5. Line Breaking and Word Boundaries
http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-text-3-20131010/#line-breaking

I have always found the naming of the properties in section 5 a little confusing, and I'm guessing others will too. In the spec, the titles seem to attempt to clarify the meaning, though I don't think it's very successful.

The line-break property is only concerned with a detail of one aspect of line-breaking, although it sounds like the most important property for handling line breaks.

I propose that we change the following:

[[
line-break
auto
loose
normal
strict

word-break
normal
keep-all
break-all
]]

to:

[[
line-break-strictness
auto
loose
normal
strict

line-break-style or line-break-type
normal
force-character
force-word
]]

and that, whether or not we change the names, to help people learning about line-breaking from the spec, we put the word-break/line-break-style section first, and follow it by line-break/line-break-strictness.

' non-public

Richard Ishida, 11 Dec 2013, 13:22:31

Product changed to CSS3-text

Addison Phillips, 23 Jan 2014, 18:07:12

Status changed to 'closed'

29 May 2014, 14:44:47


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