## Stream: general

### Topic: docs dots

#### Patrick Massot (Aug 29 2020 at 17:40):

It's really annoying that our documentation pages contain weird dots in names. It makes it very hard to copy paste stuff from there to VSCode.

#### Patrick Massot (Aug 29 2020 at 17:46):

More precisely, each dot is followed by a unicode character 'ZERO WIDTH SPACE' (U+200B)

#### Gabriel Ebner (Aug 29 2020 at 17:59):

I added them so that the browser can insert line breaks inside some overly long names. As far as I know, this is the only way to allow line breaks at specific points in a word. You're quite knowledgeable about CSS, if you know a better trick please tell me.
I'm also annoyed by the zero-width spaces. We could replace them by overflow-wrap: break-word, but then the line breaks would be at random points inside the name. :disappointed:

#### Reid Barton (Aug 29 2020 at 18:11):

What about wrapping each component in a separate span?

#### Reid Barton (Aug 29 2020 at 18:33):

https://jsfiddle.net/vqwpjL9c/9/ is better

#### Reid Barton (Aug 29 2020 at 18:33):

though I wish it wouldn't break on both sides of the .

#### Patrick Massot (Aug 29 2020 at 18:50):

This looks better than the invisible character trick.

#### Bryan Gin-ge Chen (Sep 15 2020 at 15:53):

It looks like this caused some issues in #4144. cc: @Eric Wieser

#### Eric Wieser (Sep 15 2020 at 15:58):

Oh man, I would not have spotted that. Thanks @Bryan Gin-ge Chen !

Last updated: May 13 2021 at 05:21 UTC