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Re: [css-flexbox][css-grid] What is "white space"?

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:41:34 +0100
Message-ID: <52C2D79E.7050606@exyr.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
On 06/12/2013 16:33, Simon Sapin wrote:
> On 22/11/2013 01:14, fantasai wrote:
>> On 11/21/2013 08:30 AM, Simon Sapin wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Both specs contain similar text to define flex items and grid items:
>>>> [...] each contiguous run of text that is directly contained inside a
>>>> flex container is wrapped in an anonymous flex item. However, an
>>>> anonymous flex item that contains only white space is not rendered,
>>>> as if it were display:none.
>>> "white space" is a link to the white-space property:
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html#white-space-prop
>>> What does this mean? Is any of the character mentioned in that section considered white space? Or only those collapsed/removed
>>> based on the inherited value of the white-space property?
>> Any of the characters mentioned.
> Ok. In that case, I suggest changing "that contains only white space" to
> "that contains only code points that would be affected by 'white-space:
> normal'"
> Or if that makes the sentence too contrived, instead add a sentence:
> "White space for this purpose is any code point that would be affected
> by 'white-space: normal'."
> In either case, have the link on 'white-space: normal', to the same URL.
> Do you think that works?

It could also be "white space that has been collapsed away by the 
'white-space' property handling", as for the 'empty-cells' property:


Simon Sapin
Received on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 14:41:58 UTC

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