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Typographical psuedo selectors

From: John Anthony Lewis <gleemax@myrealbox.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 13:43:47 -0500
Message-Id: <200109031842.OAA32051@tux.w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org
This is sort of a question and sort of a suggestion, 
depending.

In printing, I believe it's common that, e.g., a 
comma is italicized if the word before the comma is 
italicized. Now, let's say I'm marking up a document 
in XML, and I have a 'movie' element for marking 
movies. I don't want to have '<movie>American 
Beauty,</movie>' because the comma isn't part of the 
movie's title. However, assuming I have a style 
sheet that renders all movies in italic type, what 
can I do to italicize the comma without introducing 
extraneous markup?

I might just be nitpicking, but I think, if there's 
not a way to currently do something like this, there 
should be some thought about addressing the issue.

Set me straight here, please, and do be gentle.

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John Anthony Lewis
Received on Monday, 3 September 2001 14:42:14 GMT

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