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RE: :first-letter and bidi reordering interaction

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 18:15:19 -0400
Message-ID: <410-2200441192215190@mindspring.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "www-style Mailing List" <www-style@w3.org>

> [Original Message]
> From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
> On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Ernest Cline wrote:
> >
> > Actually, we're all wrong here.  Without setting the 'unicode-bidi'
> > property to "embed", it doesn't matter what the given paragraph
> > has for its direction property as far as the first letter is concerned.
> unicode-bidi doesn't matter for this issue.

Yeah, you're right, altho why Boris specified the direction
mystifies me now.

Still, my basic point remains, It would be sensible, altho not
specified by the spec to have ::first-letter not apply when the
first letter has directionality opposite that of the direction of
the element.
Received on Monday, 19 April 2004 18:15:24 UTC

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