<input>&nbsp;Text should not wrap




Layout: Text
15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: hjp, Unassigned)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401

If, in a form, &nbsp; is used to prevent a line break between an <input> element
and the following text, and the resulting "word" extends past the right margin
of the window, the line break occurs after it, instead of before it. Thus, part
of the text is not readable without horizontal scrolling.

If CSS (<span style="white-space: nowrap;">) is used instead, the line break
occurs in the correct place (i.e., before the span, not after it).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:  
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Expected Results:  
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Comment 1

15 years ago
I see that too. Also I've noticed in recent builds that &nbsp; seems to be
ignored right after (or before, I think) a form element. E.g. try this:

Page URI: <input id="url" name="url" value="http://" />&nbsp;<input
type="submit" value="Translate to English" />

Then when your resize the page it will wrap at the non-breaking space when it
shouldn't have and could have wrapped at "Page URI". Maybe this bug is related?
Assignee: form → font
Component: Layout: Form Controls → Layout: Fonts and Text
QA Contact: desale → ian
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Comment 4

3 years ago
Safari, Chrome, and IE all handle the testcase identically to Firefox. The input tag is not treated as a text element, and does not stick to the nbsp.

This request could be an improvement, but it's not exactly an error.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: <input>&nbsp;Text is not wrapped correctly in a form → <input>&nbsp;Text should not wrap

Comment 5

3 years ago
After 12 years, I don't really remember what the bug was about, but I think the subject line was misleading and the real problem was "If [...] the resulting "word" extends past the right margin
of the window, the line break occurs after it, instead of before it."

This seems to have been fixed, although not in the way I suggested (the line is now split at the &nbsp;, not before <input>). I think that's ok - it's not the best possible behaviour, but it is at least readable, and it can be "fixed" with CSS (which is a better choice than &nbsp; here anyway).

I'm closing the bug.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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