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Re: [css3-text] 'First letter' delimitation

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 21:59:14 -0700
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Cc: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>, style <www-style@w3.org>, wwwintl <www-international@w3.org>, intlcore <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, indic <public-i18n-indic@w3.org>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
To: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>

On Oct 11, 2010, at 9:24 PM, Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org> wrote:

> I share your concern, but do we need an explicit syntax? A web author can always use <span> and style it the same as first-letter.

That assumes that the CSS author has control over the CSS, which is really a pretty huge assumption. In my case, I vey often do not have any power to change the HTML, only the CSS. Even when I do, I'd much rather change a single CSS file than change the hundreds of pages that share it. 
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