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Re: [selectors4][css3-text] Plaintext Fallback Characters

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:24:08 +0100
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Tab Atkins Jr. (2011-12-20 17:05):
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 4:09 AM, Christoph Päper
>>  <span class="frac">1&nbsp;<sup>2</sup>&frasl;<sub>3</sub></span> – HTML4
>> The problem is that you have to type the separator and the slash, then remove them with “display: none;”.
> The best way is to type it as "<span>1 2/3</span>", and apply a font
> with the appropriate ligatures to display the 2/3 specially.

That only works for fairly simple fractions. Also, such a font may not be available or it may not match the rest of the text nicely.

> Another good solution would be to petition the MathML WG to allow a /
> in <mfrac> between the <mn>s, to allow decent fallback behavior.

As I tried to illustrate it’s a problem common to several markup languages for different usecases. Therefore a general CSS solution would be preferable.
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