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Summary
Long url link text does not wrap properly
Type
Addition
Raised by
John Rankin
Date opened
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Description
If we write a very long url, such as that for the Varney report http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/pre_budget_report/prebud_pbr06/other_docs/prebud_pbr06_varney.cfm, the text does not break well across lines. In justified text, this produces hard-to-read lines with large whitespace gaps, or the address protrudes into the margin. This is particularly a problem in bibliographies, which typically contain many url addresses and short paragraphs.
Importance
4
Proposed solution
Treat the forward slash, dot and hyphen characters as discretionary hyphenation points. Split the address before the hyphenation character. Otherwise, if the line ends in a - the reader cannot be sure whether the - is part of the address or an inserted hyphenation mark.
Urgency
3
Status
Closed
Resolution
This installation includes a test version of the proposed “discretionary hyphenation points” feature. Released in Wikibook server version 0.9.6c (Tuesday, 9 October 2007). The underscore is not a hyphenation point.
Date closed
Friday, 12 October 2007

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