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Re: CSS Generated content selection

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:17:17 +0100
Message-ID: <20070423151717.es2ea0r8lz0g040s@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Quoting Spartanicus <mk98762@gmail.com>:

> Following your reasoning it would be ok to omit
> a full stop after the last sentence in the paragraph preceding another
> since the latter paragraph makes it clear that the last sentence in the
> preceding paragraph has ended.

Not all paragraphs necessarily end in a full stop, though. If it's a  
paragraph preceding a list, it may well end in a colon. Or it may need  
an exclamation or question mark, etc. Regardless, at least a line  
break is present when you copy/paste, which distinguishes the end of a  
paragraph. Inline quotes, on the other hand, are not clearly delimited  
when copy/pasting if the quotes aren't included.

> In support of the notion that the standard numbering on an ordered list
> is mere presentation

But the fact that an ordered list is ordered, rather than unordered,  
does have semantic implications which should be denoted somehow,  
regardless of presentation.

> is if you specify "ol li{display:inline}" then the
> numbering disappears and there's no way to bring the standard numbering
> back.

That's a presentation choice, and should not change the fact that the  
list is ordered and when copy/pasting as text, this fact should be  
maintained somehow, IMHO.

Patrick H. Lauke
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