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Re: text-indent/exdent (was "suggestion")

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-style-0003@earth.li>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 22:19:11 +0000 (UTC)
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0107072204190.1183-100000@windle.hack>
At 2001-07-07T16:55-0500, fantasai wrote:-

> I suggest adding a second value to the text-indent property
> that indents every line.

> The above could be defined as shorthand for two new properties
>  text-first-indent: <length> | <percentage> | inherit
>  text-block-indent: <length> | <percentage> | inherit

Isn't text-block-indent going to be essentially equivalent to padding-left
and/or margin-left? How should it interact with these properties? Is it
really worth losing backwards compatibility for no gain in functionality
and relatively little in convenience?

Tim Bagot
Received on Saturday, 7 July 2001 18:19:14 UTC

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