Re: text-indent/extend (was "suggestion")

>From: "Benjamin Rossen" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: suggestion
>Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 13:55:42 -0400 (EDT)
>There is no simple way to make a hanging edge (or exdent) on the
>introduction of a paragraph, although a negative indent with margin
>shift does accomplish this. <snip/>

>What about:
>p {exdent: 10px;}

that might confuse things a bit.  what happens when 'indent' and 'exdent' 
are both set on the same paragraph?  i think that negative values for 
'indent' should rather be interpreted as an exdent:

    p {text-indent: -10px; /* exdented 10px */}

either that or there should be a property added to tell the user agent how 
to interpret the 'indent' property:

    p.indent {
        text-indent: 10px;
        text-indent-style: first-line;
    p.exdent {
        text-indent: 10px;
        text-indent-style: hanging;

with the default set to 'first-line'.  i think that's the most 
backward-compatible solution.


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