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Re: [css3-text] Proposal to add "text-decoration-skip: decoration-boundary"

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 01:19:41 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=qf=gBy-jNV+_YfK-UV21zeWDNnxbZ3WgvxHy_@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, Ethan Chen <chief@ethantw.net>, "KangHao Lu (Kenny)" <kennyluck@w3.org>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
2010/12/4 John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>:
> Koji Ishii scripsit:
>
>> I agree that this is a styling issue and should be solved in CSS,
>> not in HTML.
>>
>> This is an interesting issue to me. If I understand this correctly,
>> scripts that use spaces as word delimiters can distinguish the two:
>>   <u>word word</u>
>>   <u>word</u> <u>word</u>
>
> That's correct, but it is an HTML solution (it depends on the position
> of the space in the HTML), contrary to what you said.  If a space can be
> added to the HTML to solve the problem in scripts that use space, than a
> thin space or hair space can be added to the HTML in scripts that do not.

No, a (thin/hair) space can be added to HTML, but not to "solve" the
problem but "work around" the problem.

It is only a workaround because this way of writing Chinese is
unnatural. This harks back to the days when browsers do not know how
to wrap lines consisting with CJK characters with no intervening
spaces. This "solution" would be a step at least 10 years backwards.


-- 
cheers,
-ambrose
Received on Saturday, 4 December 2010 06:20:10 GMT

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