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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text] [css-inline] Define how to deal with inline backgrounds whose boundary falls into a ligature (#5251)

From: Robert O'Callahan via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 01:51:10 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> Authors are forewarned that dividing <a>grapheme clusters</a> or ligatures by element boundaries may give inconsistent or undesired results.

This is unhelpful advice. Authors can't know where ligatures may occur so it is not actionable (except maybe by not putting inline element boundaries inside "words").

Letting shaping across *unstyled* inline element boundaries does not depend on font technology. Why not at least mandate that? And why not recommend that browsers *should* make a best-effort attempt to support style changes?

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