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Re: [gcpm][books] thematic breaks at the top of a page

From: Cramer, Dave <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:49:06 -0500
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF0BCC5F.45915%david.cramer@hbgusa.com>
On 1/27/14 7:48 AM, "Cameron McCormack" <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:

>One effect I noticed in a book recently was the presence of a horizontal
>line indicating a thematic break, but only if the break is at the top of
>a page.  So something like this:
>   hr {
>     border: none;
>     margin: 1em 0;
>     padding: 0 5em;
>   }
>   hr:at-top-of-page {
>     border-top: 1px solid black;
>   }
>When you use an <hr> and it lands at the top of a page, the gap by
>itself won't distinguish itself enough, and that no ink at the top of
>the page is aligned with the text on the following page probably doesn't
>look good.
>Maybe :at-top-of-page is too specific; you might want this effect at the
>top of other fragmenting containers, like columns

This is a common requirement for us. If such a break occurs at the top or
bottom of the page, we replace the blank line with asterisks or ornaments.

div.blank-line { height: 2em; }

div.blank-line:top-of-page {
content: '* * *'

Some documentation at [1]



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