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Re: [css21] computed value of letter-spacing vs word-spacing

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:12:57 -0500
Message-ID: <4B743A99.8070309@mit.edu>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: CSS WG <www-style@w3.org>
On 2/11/10 12:00 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> As far as I can tell they mean different things for word-spacing too.
> There is nothing in the definition that suggests they would be the same.

Sure there is.  For word-spacing:

     The normal inter-word space, as defined by the current font and/or
     the UA.
     This value indicates inter-word space in addition to the default
     space between words.

So if <length> is used and is 0, that means the normal inter-word space.

> Also, FYI, Gecko treats these properties as I suggested ;-) (WebKit does
> the normal = 0 thing.)

May I suggest updating to Firefox 3.6 before proceeding with more Gecko 
testing?  ;) [1]


[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=470705
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