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

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:30:21 +0000
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I don't think we're going to extend this feature to span lines in the middle of the paragraph, so using `initial` somewhere in the name is probably fine. There are other features like warichu and ruby in Japanese that do interesting things with line layout, but they're different enough that they'd need a different layout mechanism. So applying only to the first item in a paragraph is a restriction that, afaict, we're going to keep. I would lean towards [@AmeliaBR’s proposal](https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2950#issuecomment-407860270) therefore, because I think it's clearer about that aspect (and leaves open such generic words as `line-span` for things like warichu, if we go down that path). `line-span` seems just too generic for something that very specifically applies only to `::first-letter` and pretenders.

[Wrt history: earlier grid proposals shared `row-gap` with e.g. multicolumn layout, so there was already a sense of wanting to share that--it was a mistake (mine) to later make it grid-specific.]

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