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RE: :first-letter and bidi reordering interaction

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 21:50:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404192148190.27850@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Ernest Cline wrote:
>
> You've given an extremely pathological case here thanks to
> the direction:ltr.  Without the ltr, then by the bidi rules this would
> be a rtl paragraph with a lot of ltr text embedded in it, so it would
> make sense for the initial quote and the Y, which would be at the
> right edge of the paragraph to receive the green color imparted
> by :first-letter.

Actually, without the 'ltr' it would be exactly the same, since 'ltr' is
the initial value and 'direction' is an inherited property.

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