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Re: [CSS21] white-space default on :before and :after (was Re: Microsoft contributing test cases to the CSS WG)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 12:00:07 -0800
Message-ID: <47CEFBC7.8090101@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

L. David Baron wrote:
>
>> Chapter_12/content-white-space-001.htm is incorrect for the same
>> reason as Chapter_4/escaped-newline-001.htm (above).
> 
> To respond to myself here, the spec suggests *informatively* in two
> places that :before and :after should default to pre-line (although
> in one of them, for HTML only, which seems bizarre):
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/sample.html
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html#propdef-white-space
> but it never says so normatively.
> 
> If we actually want this behavior, it should be stated normatively
> (and then the tests would be correct).  If we don't, we should
> probably take out the examples.

Agreed. Recorded as an issue 37
   http://csswg.inkedblade.net/spec/css2.1#issue-37
Do you have a preference?

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 19:59:42 GMT

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