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Re: [css-counter-styles] About space between bullet and content

From: L Robinson <venividicognitus@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 15:54:41 +0000
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To: style <www-style@w3.org>
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014May/0327.html


On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20/5/14 07:21, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>
>> The CSSWG decided that the spacing between marker and content should
>> just be handled by the suffix of the counter style, as it's simple and
>> works well for all the predefined styles.  Anything else is confusing
>> and weird.
>>
>
> This decision is reflected in the current counter-styles ED, which says
> that the initial value of suffix is
>
> "\2E\20" ("." full stop followed by a space)
>
> I wonder: would it be preferable to use "\2E\A0" (full stop followed by
> non-breaking space)? ISTM that it is generally undesirable to allow a
> line-break between the counter representation and the following text.
>
> (In cases where the counter is -not- being used to introduce or "label"
> the immediately following text, and so the non-breaking space might be
> inappropriate, I'd expect that one would usually want to override the
> default suffix anyway.)
>
> JK
>
>


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