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Re: A proposed standard for CSS-controlled sentence spacing

From: Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:55:22 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230903cd163994aeb9@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
At 14:55 -0500 1/11/13, Thomas A. Fine wrote:

>Before I answer let me say this.  HTML should not take sides in any 
>debate like this.  It should provide the necessary tools for either 
>"side" of the argument.

    I know from the earlier incarnation of this thread that you feel 
that 'white-space: pre-wrap' is insufficient for this purpose, but 
I'm not at all clear as to why.  Surely that should preserve the 
author's inter-sentence spacing intent quite clearly, and only 
requires that they be careful about linefeeds just after the opening 
tag and just before the closing tag[1] since those would be preserved 
as well, if present.  I can't help but feel I'm missing something, 
but what?

[1] I seem to recall a proposal to control how those linefeeds are 
handled, but I can't seem to find it now.  Anyone have a lead for a 
forgetful old-timer?

Eric A. Meyer (eric@meyerweb.com)     http://meyerweb.com/
Received on Friday, 11 January 2013 21:55:46 UTC

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