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Re: first-word pseudo-element

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 22:23:32 +0200
To: glazman@netscape.com (Daniel Glazman)
Cc: "Peter S. Linss" <peter@linss.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <osuagto0u1km0o1gkdijnhjrra79a09a02@4ax.com>
* Daniel Glazman wrote:
>Let's consider a Dutch city name beginning with s' (s'Gravenzande for 
>instance) in a french text.

properly marked up of cause.

>I don't want, as a web author, to see one 
>browser displaying the name correctly because its dictionary and 
>grammatical reference is ok, and another one displaying correctly only 
>the s because it considers it is a french sentence (like in "Il s'est 
>cogné") !

I don't want to see broken implementations, too.

>I am also thinking of japanese combinations of chinese ideograms 
>composing only one japanese word but perhaps two chinese words.

If the document is properly marked up, i.e. you set the (xml:)lang
attribute, I don't see no problem here.

>CSS should make 
>no difference at all between languages and writing systems.

The recent text module does do so, as does e.g. XHTML.

>text/visual properties should apply to all languages and writing system. 

I agree here with Tantek Çelik. Others could say all CSS properties
should apply to all media, I think this is similar unreasonable.
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