Comments on CSS3 Text Decoration

Dear WWW-Style,

The following pair of comments were briefly reviewed in the I18N WG's last teleconference, but we didn't have time to reach closure on endorsing them. I am thus submitting them as individual comments. Both are minor editorial comments.

These comments are tracked:


2.5 "text-decoration-skip": the value "spaces" is defined as:

Skip white space: this includes regular spaces (U+0020) and tabs (U+0009), as well as nbsp (U+00A0), ideographic space (U+3000), all fixed width spaces (such as U+2000–U+200A, U+202F and U+205F), and any adjacent letter-spacing or word-spacing.


- the term "regular spaces" should probably just be "space", e.g.:

"... this includes space (U+0020) and tab (U+0009) characters, as well as..."


3.4 (positioning)

There is text that says:

Emphasis marks are drawn exactly as if each character was assigned the mark as its ruby annotation text with the ruby position given by ‘text-emphasis-position’ and the ruby alignment as centered.

The effect of emphasis marks on the line height is the same as for ruby text.

Elsewhere there is a description of how ruby and emphasis marks interact, but this description may be considered "at odds" with that text. There should be clarity about the positioning when ruby is also present.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

Received on Friday, 1 February 2013 21:11:20 UTC