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Re: suggestion

From: Andrew MacKinnon <andrew_mackinnon_2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 19:13:42 +0000
Message-ID: <3B460DE6.40145F@yahoo.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Benjamin Rossen wrote:

> L.S. There is no simple way to make a hanging edge (or exdent) on the
> introduction of a paragraph, although a negative indent with margin
> shift does accomplish this. Why not introduce a exdent command in the
> next version of CSS to achieve this in one go. The exdent could be a
> property or class.I make up this class for some of my
> sites;span.exdent {text-indent: -36px; padding: 0, 0, 0, 36;
> font-size: 12px;}However, that is rather long winded, isn't it.  What
> about:
> <p exdent="10px">  </p>

Not like that. The W3C does not want more presentational attributes in
(X)HTML. More likely like:

<p style="exdent: 10px">text goes here</p>

> or in a styling sheet:
> p {exdent: 10px;}

Good idea. That would avoid long and clumsy workarounds like the one

Andrew MacKinnon

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