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[css3-text] line-break effects on non-cjk text

From: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 17:30:11 +0200
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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The ‘line-break’ has a note saying "In CSS3 no distinction is made among  
the levels of strictness in non-CJK text: only CJK codepoints are  
affected, unless the text is marked as Chinese or Japanese, in which case  
some additional common codepoints are affected. However a future level of  
CSS may add behaviors affecting non-CJK text."

I agree with this message, but I just realized it was only a non normative  

The normative prose, on the other hand, says:

"The precise set of rules in effect for each level is up to the UA and  
should follow language conventions. However, this specification does  
recommend that: [... rules for CJK...]"

It seems to me that the note and the normative text contradict each other,  
as the normative text allows variation of behavior on non CJK text (even  
if it doesn't define them), while the note implies there are none.

I think this apparent contradiction should be resolved.

  - Florian
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:30:45 UTC

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