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Re: Suggestion to add "spacing between sentences" to CSS3 Line WD

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 18:15:13 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20021216180831.01c00da0(null)>
To: "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org


>    Although it might be argued that the majority of CSS "users" speak 
>or read English, I would agree it doesn't solve the problem to only 
>address English in this situation.  Given that browsers can't even 
>properly identify what any English speaker could recognize as a word, 
>I'm pessimistic about teaching them to figure out what a sentence is.


In case you did not see my previous posts (or if that was before you
replied), I suggested "end of space character" and Ian further suggested a
"wide space character" which I assumed could be a special one for
delimiting sentences.

I agree it is probably more complex than this for comprehensive solution.
But I am not technically pessimistic, only reality that people here do not
seem to want it.  So be it.  I will link from my page (which gets 1000s of
visitors) to this thread, so at least my users know I tried to get a W3C
solution.


>    However, I think there's a semi-solution elsewhere in the module, 
>in <http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#white-space-props>:
>
>    white-space-treatment: preserve;


Thanks.  If my memory is correct, I think I tried that and some IE did not
support it so I had to abandon.

However this does not really solve the problem of adjustable spacing and
relative to aliasing error or to user's preference.  The style sheet is
necesary for users to configure.  It is also an Accessibility issue for
people with impaired vision such as myself.  Please re-read all posts of
this thread, as I have covered all these issues.


>If there are double-spaces after sentences (my preference, actually) 

WOW!  <joke>I thought there were only 2 of us :)</joke>


>in the document source, then the above declaration would preserve 
>them, would it not?  That way, the author's intent in terms of 
>whitespace between sentences would be honored.


Yes but then it may be too much spacing in other cases. Etc...

-Shelby Moore
Received on Monday, 16 December 2002 19:14:33 GMT

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