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Re: [CSSWG][css-text-3] CSS3 Text Last Call Working Draft

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:43:26 -0500
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To: "jfkthame@googlemail.com" <jfkthame@googlemail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Thanks for the reply.
From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@googlemail.com>

Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:27:08 +0000

Message-ID: <527BBF5C.7090900@gmail.com>

To: www-style@w3.org

On 7/11/13 15:20, CE Whitehead wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I have not read all of your document (http://www.w3.org/TR/css-text-3/
>> ), but have a few proofreading comments (most concerned with sentences
>> that in English normally take the present indicative, sentences that
>> describe a fact or habitual action, what we call the "scientific or
>> habitual present" I think).
>> 2.1 Example 3 Discussion final paragraph
>> "Text transformation happens after white space processing, which means
>> that ‘full-width’ transforms only preserved U+0020 spaces to U+3000. "
>> { COMMENT: use the habitual/scientific present with "preserved" here,
>> not the past tense;

> I think you're mis-parsing this sentence. To clarify, "transforms" is 
> the main verb in this clause, not part of a "‘full-width’ transforms" 
> noun phrase; and "preserved" is used as a participial adjective 
> describing those U+0020 spaces that were not removed during white space 
> processing.
Yes, you are right; I did mis-parse this sentence! Sorry.
> But IMO it might be easier to understand if this were spelled out a 
> little more fully, perhaps like:

> "Text transformation happens after white space processing, which means
> that ‘full-width’ only transforms U+0020 spaces to U+3000 within 
> preserved white space."
Yes this is nice!
> JK

Thanks, Jonathan.


--C. E. Whitehead
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