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

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:38:47 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010608150638t16e23db2nf36ec8a2320f9036@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On 8/15/06, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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.

I would love to see some examples of that in use as that's something
I've never seen before. Is this an older technique or do I just not
get out enough.

Also while this covers last-line it doesn't cover last-letter.


Orion Adrian
Received on Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:39:08 GMT

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