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Re: word-spacing property

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 00:06:48 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-id: <v03102800b9fe4e089c89@[]>

Ian Hickson wrote to <www-style@w3.org> on 16 November 2002 in "Re:
word-spacing property"

> The spec is already _very_ clear -- CSS cannot affect the DOM (the
> underlying text) in any way.

When I wrote "underlying text, I did not mean the Document Object Model.
Although the DOM, too, is underlying text, I meant the text exposed to
operations such as copy and search.

Depending on the user agent, CSS might affect this intermediary layer of
content.  The 'text-transform' property, for instance, changes characters
to uppercase or lowercase equivalents.  While this transformation may not
touch the DOM, it will likely change what the end user gets as content.

Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 20:50:35 UTC

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