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Re: what happens if first-line contains markup?

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 10:21:21 -0500
Message-Id: <199606261521.KAA26831@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: howcome@w3.org
Cc: ngalarneau@concord6.powersoft.com, www-style@w3.org
 From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
| A fictional tag sequence is the original tag sequence (from the HTML
| document) + any tags resulting from addressing pseudo-elements. In the
| example below, <P:first-line> is a fictional tag and the sequence is
| then called fictional.
|  > >   <P><P:first-line><EM>The</EM> first line</P:first-line> ...

The write-up needs to make clear that the tags really are fictional -
they provide a way of visualizing what happens, not a real mechanism.
It should also say somethting explicit about what happens when the
fictional tags don't nest correctly (suppose the end of the first
rendered line of a paragraph falls in the middle of an EM element, for
instance) - presumably the browser needs to re-calculate inherited
attributes at the end of the pseudo-element, even though it's in the
middle of another tag.


scott preece
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Received on Wednesday, 26 June 1996 11:19:14 UTC

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