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

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:01:12 +0000
Message-ID: <528F0F48.6050101@exyr.org>
To: 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.
>
>> If it matches the intended meaning, I suggest linking to chapter 4 instead: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#whitespace
>
> That is definitely not the right place to link. White space
> in the CSS syntax is not necessarily the same thing as white
> space in the document.

Maybe itís not the right place. But neither is a property when you mean 
a set of code points, at least not without specifying "any of the 
characters mentioned".


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Simon Sapin
Received on Friday, 22 November 2013 08:01:42 UTC

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