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Re: Any plans to add a method for suppressing white space between inline-block elements?

From: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 12:42:17 +0100
Message-ID: <SNT124-DS1618442F1F50CAC004DE95A5590@phx.gbl>
To: "Behrang Saeedzadeh" <behrangsa@gmail.com>, "W3C CSS Mailing List" <www-style@w3.org>
I completely agree with you on this. Sometimes, I forget to put the comments 
and I waste time looking at why my layout is not pixel perfect as I 
expected.

This issue is already logged in CSS Text (level 3) as Issue #3: "There have 
been requests for the ability to "discard" white space; the current 
definition has no facility for this".

To make it more formal, let's propose something like this:

    white-space: [ <old-values>? ||  <whitespace-trim>? ]
    white-space-trim: auto | trim | trim-line | preserve;

    white-space: trim;
    white-space between at the beginning and at the end of text nodes is 
ignored (aka textnodes are trimmed before rendering); any whitespace 
sequence inside a text node is substituted into a single white space (0x20) 
or nothing.

    white-space: pre trim-line;
    white-space between at the beginning and at the end of text nodes is 
ignored up to (and including) the first line break; any whitespace sequence 
inside a text node is preserved as is.

The last one allows

    <pre>
        This sentence is the first and last line (now it's the second one 
out of three)
    </pre>





From: Behrang Saeedzadeh
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:48 AM
To: W3C CSS Mailing List
Subject: Any plans to add a method for suppressing white space between 
inline-block elements?
As you know, at the moment, in order to create a somehow readable HTML page, 
we either are forced to using comments or set the font-size of the parent 
element to 0 and set it back to 1rem or something similar:

<div>
   <div>foo</div><!--
--><div>bar</div><!--
--><div>baz</div>
</div>

I think we need a more elegant way for suppressing white space (or any text) 
inside an element (and not its children) in CSS.

Cheers,
Behrang Saeedzadeh
http://www.behrang.org 
Received on Saturday, 24 November 2012 11:42:31 GMT

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