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Bug 16693 - WebVTT should support  
Summary: WebVTT should support  
Alias: None
Product: TextTracks CG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebVTT (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-11 02:00 UTC by Glenn Maynard
Modified: 2012-04-25 22:53 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Glenn Maynard 2012-04-11 02:00:01 UTC
WebVTT should support the escape " ".

Use cases from

> Do not break a modifier from the word it modifies.
> Do not break a prepositional phrase.
> Do not break a person’s name nor a title from the name with which it is associated.
> Do not break a line after a conjunction.
> Do not break an auxiliary verb from the word it modifies.

For example,   allows you to write "Dr. Sbaitso", preventing word wrapping from splitting the title from the name.

This is currently possible, by inserting literal Unicode NO BREAK SPACE, but that requires jumping unreasonable hoops, and makes the placement of nbsp invisible when viewed in anything but a specially-configured editor.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-04-25 22:53:26 UTC
Yeah, I guess that makes sense.