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Re: span class="nocodebreak" corrupting HTML

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: span class="nocodebreak" corrupting HTML
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:11:26 +0000

On 21 January 2016 at 22:13, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Web browsers don't hyphenate words anyway.
> Yes they do, or can.  I think it's abominable, but no one asked me :).
> In code, they take it upon themselves to consider breaking lines at
> explicit hyphens.
> So that's the whole reason the <span> is there, and I don't think it
> should just go away.  There might be a runnable example as part of the
> initial submission, or we can create one ... -k

I wonder if there's any way to disable it globally for the entire
page? Although that wouldn't be perfect as it can be turned on and
off, affecting only a region within the Texinfo source.

Maybe it could be included within the parent element, like

<samp class="nocodebreak">--date</samp>

instead of

<samp><span class="nocodebreak">--date</span></samp>.

This wouldn't help with

<a href="<span 


The appearance of the output, like line breaks, changes for the HTML
output, unlike the output for TeX, so I don't think it matters that
much to control it. We don't force browsers to hyphenate at "-" in
code if "@allowcodebreaks true" or to hyphenate elsewhere. I'd prefer
it if customization of the HTML output (and other) could be done
outside of the Texinfo source instead of adding new commands.

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