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Re: Proposed ::last-line and ::last-letter selectors

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:33:53 +0100
Message-ID: <44E1CD41.4090400@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

I've sat quietly by until now, but I feel I can
do so no longer.  There most certainly is a
fairly common need to treat 1st, others, and
last lines differently, to produce the following
visual effect :

111111111111111111111111111
      2222222222222222222222222222
      3333333333333333333333333333
      4444444444444444444444444444
           5555555555555555555555555555

This is used (for example) in typesetting
very long chapter headings, and for typesetting
very long entries in Tables of Contents and
in Indices.  Thus although I find Andrés'
argument weak, I do believe there is a case
for providing access to these three components
of a virtual paragraph.

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:34:05 GMT

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