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Re: A proposed standard for CSS-controlled sentence spacing

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:14:55 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDspEb1+WQ-o95rD_yfbfbESuJfjbvyVNpx9WeMNNV8gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch>
Cc: "Thomas A. Fine" <fine@head.cfa.harvard.edu>, www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 4:48 AM, Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch> wrote:
> Am 10.01.2013 22:29 schrieb Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> I'm with Hixie for now, in the corresponding thread you've raised in
>> WHATWG about adding a <sentence> tag to HTML.  This doesn't seem to be
>> particularly useful, existing markup can handle it,
> <span class="sentence">I am a sentence.</span>
> .sentence { margin-right: 0.5em; }
> This has the downside that it won't justify when the end of the sentence
> happens to be at the right margin. I am not perfectly familiar with all
> aspects of CSS3, so forgive me if I am wrong, but I don't see how Thomas'
> task could be handled with existing markup.

Perhaps instead do:

.sentence:not(:last-child) { margin-right: .5em; }

That way, if it's the last element in it's container, it won't have
the margin and will be able to justify.

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