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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-shapes] Allow shape-outside to apply to initial letter

From: Alan Stearns via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:27:33 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-397001523-1528907252-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Ah, no. Let me spell out my thinking. Currently, the `initial-letter-wrap` property allows you to:

`none` wrap all the lines around the rectangular margin box
`all` wrap around the ink, or a shape-outside if it's defined
`first` wrap the first line at the ink, then the rest at the rectangle
`grid` same as `none` but possibly increased to match a grid 

My thought was that since `shape-outside` is eventually going to have an `ink` or `rendered-content` value, we could make the `initial-letter-wrap` property more expressive and closer to the way floats currently work. So my definition would start with this:

Initial letter wrapping uses the margin box if `shape-outside` is `none`. Any other value of `shape-outside` causes initial letter wrapping to use the defined shape. Wrapping around the ink bounds is accomplished by using `shape-outside: rendered-content` (or whatever it ends up being named).

Then we recast the initial-letter-wrap values to use the definition above. 

With no `shape-outside`:

`all` (or `none` or `auto`) all lines wrap around the margin-box
`first` the first line wraps at the ink, and the rest at the margin-box
`grid` use the margin-box, increased to match a grid

With a `shape-outside`:

`all` (or `none` or `auto`) all lines wrap around the shape
`first` the first line wraps at the ink, and the rest at the shape
`grid` use the shape, increased to match a grid

So we can use `first` and `grid` with `shape-outside`, and you do not have to fiddle with your `initial-letter-wrap` value in order for `shape-outside` to be effective.

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