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[CSS21] response to issue 120

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 22:27:56 +0100
Message-ID: <16427.61404.249580.528039@lanalana.inria.fr>
To: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

This is the CSS WG's response to an issue you raised on the last CSS
2.1 draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915). We want to
publish CSS 2.1 as a CR in about two weeks. Please let us know this
week if you think our response is wrong.

Your e-mail:

    The section 4.3.7 on strings introduces \A for newline and points
    to an example, so I assume there isn't a section describing other
    backslash codes (e.g. \t etc.). However, the section doesn't
    define what the user should do if they actually want a linefeed.
    Is \0A (not \A) supposed to generate a linefeed or a newline? In
    other words, is that string "\A" a special string, or is the
    character code U+000A mapped to linefeed in css? The parenthetical
    remark seems to indicate that CSS redefines the Unicode character.

CSS WG response:
    \0A and \A are the same. The paragraph now reads:

      A string cannot directly contain a newline. To include a newline
      in a string, use an escape representing the line feed character
      in Unicode (U+000A), such as "\A" or "\00000a". This character
      represents the generic notion of "newline" in CSS. See the
      'content' property for an example.

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