[Mediawiki-i18n] [Design] Truncating a message, enforcing word order

Matthew Flaschen mflaschen at wikimedia.org
Fri Dec 13 01:12:12 UTC 2013

On 12/11/2013 10:31 PM, Juliusz Gonera wrote:
>> However, it might be better to wrap the title (language aside, it could
>> provide better usability for some scenarios, e.g. if you lock your phone
>> when editing, then come back to it and want to see what page you're on).
> I'm not sure if I understand the example use case.

You open your browser back up and you want to see the full article name 
you're editing.

> Let's say we do it in JavaScript, we know the browser window width, but we don't know how many
> characters will fit in a single line... For those reasons I'd rather
> stick with text-overflow: ellipsis in CSS.

I'm suggesting using the browser's normal wrapping algorithm (the same 
one a normal paragraph or div uses), rather than truncating or splitting 
the string based on an explicit calculation.

Matt Flaschen

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