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[css3-text] Couple of word-spacing issues

From: Lev Solntsev <greli@mail.ru>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:53:47 +0400
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v2i2jxc939dhqv@lev-nb>
Hello!

1. Gecko, Presto and Trident handle spaces between inline-blocks by the  
word-space property, but Webkit doesn't. It does by the letter-spacing  
property which, I believe, is wrong, since inline-blocks behavior is more  
words alike then glyphs. For example adjacent inline-blocks can break into  
rows while usual glyphs in words can't (with word-break:normal).

However, that isn't defined anywhere in CSS, so probably it's good idea to  
define that somewhere?

Nowadays word-spacing property is often used to eliminate spaces between  
inline-blocks produced by code formatting white-spaces.

2. Opera and IE doesn't allow the word-spacing property to shrink  
white-space less then a zero. Again there is no definition anywhere, but  
probably that's good idea, since different fonts have different space  
width (notably monospace fonts), and it can be unpredictable due to font  
substitution.

Such a rule could help to avoid unintended text overlapping. Isn't it  
worth adding it?
Received on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 16:54:13 GMT

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