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Re: first-word pseudo-element

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 01:02:45 +0200
To: Julien Quint <julien.quint@imag.fr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <r1m8gtsnjv9h9v1nqldurivp6uoavtplcs@4ax.com>
* Julien Quint wrote:
>The definition of a word is not script dependant, not even language 
>dependant, but person dependant. [...]

Well,

http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-text-20010517/#word-spacing-prop says

  "Word spacing algorithms are user agent-dependent. Determining word
  boundary is typically done by detecting white space characters. There
  are however many scripts and writing systems that do not separate
  their words by any character (like Japanese, Chinese, Thai, etc...),
  detecting word boundaries in these cases require dictionary based
  algorithms that may not be supported by all user agents. Word spacing
  is also influenced by justification (see the 'text-align' property)."
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