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:first-letter and :first-line oversight

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 01:10:00 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20000207091000.3891.qmail@web901.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
There appears to have been an oversight regarding :first-letter and
:first-line:

<blockquote
cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/selector.html#before-and-after">
When the :first-letter and :first-line pseudo-elements are combined with
:before and :after, they apply to the first letter or line of the element
including the inserted text.
P.special:before {content: "Special! "}
P.special:first-letter {color: #ffd800}
This will render the "S" of "Special!" in gold.
</blockquote>

This means that LI:first-letter affects the marker rather than the
content, which is clearly absurd. I think this statement should only apply
to :before and :after when display: inline.


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