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Re: Whitespace, punctuation and :first-letter

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 00:16:25 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTikcVc9j95SzU01dfp=UyVO4x6ETKe=W0xB+03K1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 6 October 2010 00:07, Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com> wrote:
> Simon,
>  You raise a good question. It is clear to me that the intent of "first-letter" is to include punctuation that precedes the first "real" letter. But, your case has introduced a space before the first "real" letter. This particular example does not seem to have a use case associated with it. Why would anyone put a space in a "first-letter" situation without the intent that the space terminate the "first-letter" handling. For that reason, I would say that Opera has the correct answer. But, if someone can provide a use case for your example, I would consider it.

I suppose a trivial typographically valid use case would be an opening
quotation mark in French. When French guillemets are used, the opening
guillemet should always be followed by a space before the real first
letter appears.

> Steve Zilles

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