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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-inline] better name for initial-letters property

From: Jen Simmons via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:52:40 +0000
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I dropped a question about this on Twitter, to see what people might say: 
https://twitter.com/jensimmons/status/1022155415239450625

It seems the crux of the problem is that Initial Letter (a graphic design term, used along with Drop Cap, where Initial means big text that sits on the baseline and rises above the rest of the text, where Drop Cap drops down into the text) — the word "Initial" in graphic design is a noun. And yet, when it's used in CSS, it seems like an adjective. 

Ideas (first mine, second from Twitter):
- initial
- line-span

p::first-letter { initial: 5; }
p::first-letter { initial: 5 1; }
p::first-letter { line-span: 4; }

I wonder how `line-span` works in the world of words block, inline, span… 

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