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VisualEditor: Move to using white-space: pre-wrap instead of using nbsp's to fake spaces
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 2:02 AM
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Catrope created this task.Sep 9 2013, 1:52 AM

From an email conversation I had with Aryeh in January 2012:

(Since I'm thinking about canonicalization of whitespace, a tip: set
white-space: pre-wrap on any contenteditable regions you use, and
wherever you use them.  This will stop you from needing to use nbsp's
in ways they were never intended to be used, which causes a variety of
subtle bugs.  See
for a basic explanation, and click the first "View Comments" at
for a more detailed explanation of how nbsp substitution works in

Still valid:

./src/ce/nodes/ve.ce.TextNode.js:		// Replace spaces with   where needed
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Change 255931 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński):
Use white-space: pre-wrap instead of using   for spaces

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Change 255931 merged by jenkins-bot:
Use white-space: pre-wrap instead of using   for spaces

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