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Re: [css-flexbox][css-grid] What is "white space"?

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:33:05 +0000
Message-ID: <52A1EE31.1070901@exyr.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
On 22/11/2013 01:14, fantasai wrote:
> On 11/21/2013 08:30 AM, Simon Sapin wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Both specs contain similar text to define flex items and grid items:
>>
>>> [...] each contiguous run of text that is directly contained inside a
>>> flex container is wrapped in an anonymous flex item. However, an
>>> anonymous flex item that contains only white space is not rendered,
>>> as if it were display:none.
>>
>> "white space" is a link to the white-space property:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html#white-space-prop
>>
>> What does this mean? Is any of the character mentioned in that section considered white space? Or only those collapsed/removed
>> based on the inherited value of the white-space property?
>
> Any of the characters mentioned.


Ok. In that case, I suggest changing "that contains only white space" to 
"that contains only code points that would be affected by 'white-space: 
normal'"

Or if that makes the sentence too contrived, instead add a sentence: 
"White space for this purpose is any code point that would be affected 
by 'white-space: normal'."

In either case, have the link on 'white-space: normal', to the same URL.

Do you think that works?

-- 
Simon Sapin
Received on Friday, 6 December 2013 15:33:32 UTC

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