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Re: [css-text] Control characters

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:45:29 +0000
Message-ID: <54672EC9.9040808@gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 15/11/14 00:11, Greg Whitworth wrote:
>> Thanks for your comments and concerns. The CSSWG has reviewed this
>> issue, and, after reviewing also other implementors' feedback, has
>> resolved to make this change.
> Just so I can make a decision concerning a livesite bug that we have
> had reported regarding showing the box for the control character,
> does Blink/Webkit/Gecko plan to implement this?  We currently haven't
> fully implemented this but fell into it due to the font selected, but
> it does bring up the issue that a user will think that a UA is broken
> if one UA is showing boxes while others are not. Interestingly, Gecko
> removed this from their implementation due to this very problem[1].

We did (after considerable debate). But given the recent CSS WG 
agreement on this, I expect us to revert that change.

Just filed https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1099557.

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