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Re: [CSS21] Typo in 5.12.2 The :first-letter pseudo-element

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 09:45:31 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050503164531.GA28303@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2005-05-03 12:41 +0300, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> I think there is a typo in "5.12.2 The :first-letter pseudo-element"
> section, in the "abut" word:
> Note that the :first-letter pseudo-element tags abut the content (i.e.,
> the initial character), while the :first-line pseudo-element start tag
> is inserted right after the start tag of the block element.

I don't think this is a typo.  To "abut" means to border or to share a
common edge.  That said, the text could perhaps be slightly clearer by
using terms like innermost or outermost, but I'd rather not attempt to
write such text; I'm not even sure what the current text means in cases
like <p>"<span>This</span> is text."</p>, where both the " and the T are
part of the first letter.


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
          Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, The Mozilla Foundation

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