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Re: [css3-selectors] LC Issues #8

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 10:33:25 +0200
Message-ID: <4AE2BBD5.8040103@moonhenge.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
fantasai wrote:
> Anton Prowse wrote:
>> 7.2. The ::first-letter pseudo-element
>> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-selectors-20090310/#first-letter) :
>>   # The ::first-letter pseudo-element represents the first letter of
>>   # the first line of a block, if it is not preceded by any other
>>   # content (such as images or inline tables) on its line. The
>>   # ::first-letter pseudo-element may be used for "initial caps" and
>>   # "drop caps", which are common typographical effects. This type of
>>   # initial letter is similar to an inline-level element if its 'float'
>>   # property is 'none'; otherwise, it is similar to a floated element.
>> Issue 8a:  In the first sentence, what is a "block"?
>>   # The ::first-letter pseudo-element can be used with all such
>>   # elements that contain text, or that have a descendant in the same
>>   # flow that contains text.
>> Issue 8b:  s/such/applicable/
> I've rearranged that section to split out the CSS-specific discussion:
>   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors3/#first-letter

I very much like the new ordering, thanks!  Just one trivial point:

   # If the letters that would form the ::first-letter are not in the
   # same element, such as "'T" in <p>'<em>T..., the UA may create a
   # ::first-letter pseudo-element from one of the elements, both
   # elements, or simply not create a pseudo-element.
   # [...]
   # In CSS the first letter of a table-cell or inline-block cannot be
   # the first letter of an ancestor element. Thus, in <DIV><P
   # STYLE="display: inline-block">Hello<BR>Goodbye</P> etcetera</DIV>
   # the first letter of the DIV is not the letter "H". In fact, the DIV
   # doesn't have a first letter.

In each of these sentences, can we insert "the HTML fragment" before the

Anton Prowse
Received on Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:35:52 UTC

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