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Re: [css3-text] Feature request: "white-space: ignore"

From: Jon Ronnenberg <jon.ronnenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 02:23:00 +0200
Message-ID: <CAPEZGVu-9FoDA-auyH92DCNiTszx1EPwVr69N9Z26SurHUYEpw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Biju <bijumaillist@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Hi guys.

I just want to point out that Bert's feature request could help sooth a
much bigger issue that we (front end devs) are battling with fluid grid
systems. As the discussions at
https://github.com/csswizardry/inuit.css/issues/194 and
https://github.com/csswizardry/inuit.css/issues/170 show.

As the CSS3 Text Module <http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#white-space> is
still a working draft, would anyone mind that, 'white-space':
discard|ignore is written into the draft? There is already a note, ISSUE 3,
that states *"There have been requests for the ability to "discard" white
space; the current definition has no facility for this."*

Cheers, Jon.*
*


2013/3/30 Biju <bijumaillist@gmail.com>

>
> On 29 March 2013 13:19, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com> wrote:
>> > The whitespace node comes from pretty-printing of the HTML source and
>> > was not intended to be significant.  It would be nice if there were a
>>
>> This is covered by the 'text-space-collapse' property, experimentally
>> specced in Text 4:
>> <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-text-4/#white-space-collapsing>  In
>> particular, the 'discard' value.
>>
>> There's an issue in the spec already that points out how several of
>> the values don't work well with this being inherited.  We haven't
>> given Text 4 much love yet, so there hasn't been much thought into how
>> to solve that.
>>
>> ~TJ
>>
>>
> Because of this, to make focus ring correct I sometimes write
> pretty-printed html like
>
> <a href=p.htm>
>     <img src=i.jpg
> ></a>
>
> So a question on
> <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-text-4/#white-space-collapsing>
> Depending on situation, I want to treat spaces in following html
> differently.
>
> ----- html text ------
> before
> <a href=p.htm>
> <img src=i.jpg>
> <img src=j.jpg>
> </a>
> after
> ----- html text end ------
>
> Example it can mean any one of the following
>
> ----- possible choice ------
> before <a href=p.htm><img src=i.jpg> <img src=j.jpg></a> after
> before <a href=p.htm><img src=i.jpg><img src=j.jpg></a> after
> before<a href=p.htm><img src=i.jpg><img src=j.jpg></a> after
> before<a href=p.htm><img src=i.jpg><img src=j.jpg></a>after
> ----- possible choice end ------
>
> Whether white-space-collapsing will offer all the possible to choose from?
>
>
> Cheers
> Biju
>
>
>
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