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Re: [css-inline] Summary of drop-caps/initial-letters discussion

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:40:31 -0400
Message-ID: <1401831631.5239.11.camel@slave.barefootcomputing.com>
To: Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com>
Cc: Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
On Thu, 2014-05-29 at 18:44 +0900, Masataka Yakura wrote:

> Hm. What does drop caps do if the paragraph containing it is too short? I
> remember CSSWG discussed about such condition during the meeting.

The following paragraph will continue to wrap around the drop cap.

If the next paragraph has a drop cap then you generally have to force a
space.

if there is not room for the drop cap on the page, it is *not* OK to
break it and show half on one page and half on the next - you have to
carry the whole paragraph over to the next page. (sorry to state the
obvious, but there have been Web browsers that would break text lines in
half at page boundaries in the distant past...)

Liam

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