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Re: Text selector [was Re: breaking overflow]

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 16:14:16 -0500
Message-ID: <4B4108A8.8020000@mit.edu>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 1/3/10 3:30 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>> That's also what I would expect - that it essentially cascades on
>> individual characters.
> Right. Individual glyphs.

That's not the same thing, and I don't see how the latter can work if given:

  p::text("f") { color: blue; }

and the text contains the word "fluoride" in a font with an "fl" 
ligature.  In that case there are two characters, one glyph.  Are you 
saying that glyph should be either all blue or all not blue?  Which one?

>> Because there are no text nodes containing "bar".
> Right. That is how I was imagining it.

What if "bar" is split over two adjacent textnodes in the DOM?

> I think HTML entities should probably be converted to Unicode before comparing, but I don't feel strongly about that.

HTML entities are converted to Unicode in the process of DOM 
construction; by the time you have a DOM there are no more HTML entities 
in it.

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