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Re: [css-text] Control characters

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:11:14 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLbM-5D1R0quFypegG+06Vk91YDTWsZHBdj0xw-qtdHh-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15/11/14 00:11, Greg Whitworth wrote:
>
>> Thanks for your comments and concerns. The CSSWG has reviewed this
>>> issue, and, after reviewing also other implementors' feedback, has
>>> resolved to make this change.
>>>
>>
>> Just so I can make a decision concerning a livesite bug that we have
>> had reported regarding showing the box for the control character,
>> does Blink/Webkit/Gecko plan to implement this?  We currently haven't
>> fully implemented this but fell into it due to the font selected, but
>> it does bring up the issue that a user will think that a UA is broken
>> if one UA is showing boxes while others are not. Interestingly, Gecko
>> removed this from their implementation due to this very problem[1].
>>
>
> We did (after considerable debate). But given the recent CSS WG agreement
> on this, I expect us to revert that change.
>
> Just filed https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1099557.
>

I think we should coordinate schedules here. I don't want to Firefox to be
the only browser doing this; I'd like to ship this change around the same
time another major browser does.

Rob
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