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Re: [css3-text] proposed value for text-align: no-justify

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:36:04 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTiktXqv90+2qx=Cgk41Tf0EVDZzb-+uCHtucY8xj@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Belov, Charles" <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Belov, Charles <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] wrote at Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:08 PM
>> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Belov, Charles
>> <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com> wrote:
>> > Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] wrote on
>> October 14, 2010
>> > 2:06 PM:
>> > This is an attempt to allow the user style sheet to override all
>> > website uses of 'text-align: justify' with 'text-align: start',
>> > without having to do this on a case-by-case basis, and
>> without overriding 'text-align:
>> > center'.
>> >
>> > The use case is for an end-user who has trouble reading
>> text which is
>> > justified.
>> >
>> > The goal would be to be able to code in a user style sheet:
>> >
>> > * {
>> >        text-align: no-justify ! important; }
>> >
>> > So that all justified text would become left-justified for
>> LTR text or
>> > right-justified for RTL text.
>> >
>> > However, centered text would remain centered.
>>
>> The only way to do this in CSS would be to have some
>> additional property which switches the behavior of
>> "text-align-justify".
>> Luckily, this already exists!
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-text/#text-justify
>>
>> I guess, then, you'd like that property to have a "none" value?
>
> That does seem like the simplest solution.  Yes, thanks.  So the user style sheet could contain:
>
> * {
>        text-justify: none ! important;
> }
>
> which would disable text justification without affecting anything else.

Right.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 23:36:57 GMT

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