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Re: indents

From: <dsb@duke.cs.duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 15:02:19 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199704101902.PAA03552@goldfinch.cs.duke.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
>I want to call your attention to the fact that there is no way to denote a
>first-paragraph using HTML markup, and this makes it very difficult to do
>good typography without recoding our pages using the <DIV> tag.

Previous revisions of CSS had sibling-level selectors which would have
allowed you to do this; for instance, "/H1/ P {text-indent: 0em}" would
affect the first paragraph after a level-1 header.  Unfortunately, this
had to be dropped in order to lower the bar far enough to convince
browser implementors to jump on.

>       I look forward to having to use style-sheet terorism to communicate
>with my readers.

"Terrorism"?  Am I correct in interpreting this to mean that you intend
to deliberately make your pages unusable without the accompanying style

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