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I could agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The old webview was deprecated from the operating system so word wrap stopped working on all browsers.

Then dolphin got around it by incorporating their own engine.

It's still very broken at the os level.

Support has been removed from the operating system

I'm not sure how to make it any clearer
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You're obviously ocd, pun intended
Lol @ the ad hominem attack

If you can't attack the logic, attack the man.

As it stands browsers will have to reinvent the wheel if they want to use text wrap.

Google deliberately broke this. Maybe it's a patent issue. Only they know I guess.

Edit : Have a look at the pictures in this post - http://code.google.com/p/android/iss...il?id=62378#c7
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@obvious is right, the webkit has this removed. However apps like dolphin have their own rendering so they circumvent the "issue". As with most aspects of android, the choice to use 3rd party apps is there.

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I could agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The old webview was deprecated from the operating system so word wrap stopped working on all browsers.

Then dolphin got around it by incorporating their own engine.

It's still very broken at the os level.

Support has been removed from the operating system

I'm not sure how to make it any clearer

I stand humbly corrected.
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I stand humbly corrected.
Thanks and sorry for being a cock about it.
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This has hit the news http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01..._trap_no_wrap/

Please star the issue at http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62378 - Cant do any harm
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I expect news articles on this from xda, modaco, android police, android central.. ect.. are soon to follow, lol
 
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I expect news articles on this from xda, modaco, android police, android central.. ect.. are soon to follow, lol
Let 'em know
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On opera browser text wrap is working fine for me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....opera.browser
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