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Re: [css4-text] 'text-autospace' and French guillemets

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:53:59 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
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Alexander Savenkov wrote to <mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 6 August 2004 
in "Re: [css4-text] 'text-autospace' and French guillemets" 

> Aren't these to be solved with typesetting?

Do you mean using characters to produce certain glyphs? I can't answer 
the question because I don't understand it.

> I'm not asking to include a special CSS property to allow thinner 
> space between inline list items: 1, 2, 3.

Presumably, each list item is marked up, so margin or padding 
properties would be appropriate. Yes?

Say that I have a fragment of text:


In HTML and in XHTML, I can mark that up as

<span class="Pi">«</span>foo<span class="Pf">»</span>

...and apply the CSS

span.Pi { margin-right: 0.2ex; }
span.Pf { margin-left: 0.2ex; }

Okay, so that's one solution. Or semi-solution. But it is cumbersome 
and doesn't work for markup languages which lack a "span"-like element 

Etan Wexler. 
Received on Saturday, 7 August 2004 17:56:15 UTC

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