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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 18:54:01 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20021216184805.01bf2160(null)>
To: Christos Cheretakis <xalkina@otenet.gr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org


>> I agree to some extent, except note that <P> is not used consistently
>> either, and yet we have paragraph styles in CSS.
>> 
>
>   Nop, they're not paragraph styles. That may be what editors or word 
>processors call them. They're block-element styles.

e.g. first-line-indent is conceptually (in most user's perspective) for
paragraphs, even if the spec is broader.  My conceptual point is nothing is
used consistently on the web.  That doesn't seem to stop the W3C from
defining the standards for them.  The standards are a goal to shoot for.  I
see no reason, sentence parsers could not be a goal.

Even simple things such as white-space:...  aren't supported every where,
yet W3C is not standing still waiting...

I'd really like this to be my last reply.  I have other threads to respond
to and other work to do.  So if any one makes another clever point and I do
not respond, it means I may have a clever response but did not send it.

Thanks to all for documenting the issue with your discussion.  I hope this
serves as a resource for others, when searched from Google.

-Shelby Moore
Received on Monday, 16 December 2002 19:53:20 GMT

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