If there is a very long unbrakable string usually an URL like the one in the first comment of this bug report, it increases the width of the whole section which it is part of. This can lead to pages where the user is forced to scroll left and right just to read each single lines, because it now exceeds the screen width. It becomes even more troublesome if the user increases the font size (CTRL-+) which I often do to compensate for the high resolution (1280x1024) i use. To illustrate this problem compare the screen width of these two pages, and try increasing the fonts (View->Text zoom->Larger) on both and compare again. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/23/25418.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/25411.html One solution that would overcome the main problem of readabillity while not breaking the long word/string, could be to NOT change the "width" of the page but allow "real" long unbreakable strings to have a widther single line and still add a left/right elevator if needed, then return to the unchanged "width" again on the next line.
Changing QA contact to Moied
QA Contact: petersen → moied
My point is that (no matter if long words being wrapped or not) THE PAGE WIDTH should NOT BE CHANGES. I can not judge from those two bug reports (95067 and 99457) if they would solve my problem. My problem is with all the other text being difficult to read - NOT the long words themselves.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99457 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Verified dup of 99457
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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