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[css3-text] text-transform & Lines

From: (wrong string) äper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:22:52 +0100
Message-ID: <004301c2a1c0$0c368e90$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: <michelsu@microsoft.com>

Hi,

as I noted in my LC comments before, there should be more values allowed for
the text-transform property than there are in current CSS2 and CSS3 Module:
Text. Sadly I missed the Last Call deadline of 2002-11-27.

AFAIK there are capitalization rules for titles and headlines in English
typography (and probably others) that require most but not all words to be
capitalized, thus the value "capitalize" doesn't really fit. Therefore I
propose a new language dependent value "titlecase".
In the wider scope of CSS, a "password" or "masked" value might become
necessary, which would display the letters as e.g. asterisks or bullets.

Those take much precedence over my idea of a "kEwL", "MiXeD" or "mixedcase"
value. Or Bert's "rot13" (this I'd support), "pig-latin", "remove-vowels",
"swedish-chef" (these probably not)... I thought of "reverse" or "mirrored",
too, if that doesn't collide with the direction property.

Btw.: My question in
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2002Oct/0074.html>,
whether/how CSS requires to handle underlines, linethroughs and overlines,
remains unanswered.

Christoph Päper
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2002 04:22:48 GMT

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