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Re: [css-text] Control characters

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:20:03 +0000
Message-ID: <54675303.5070804@gmail.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
CC: robert@ocallahan.org
On 15/11/14 12:11, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com
> <mailto:jfkthame@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     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
>     <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1099557>.
> I think we should coordinate schedules here. I don't want to Firefox to
> be the only browser doing this; I'd like to ship this change around the
> same time another major browser does.

Agreed, that would be good.

So Greg, can you comment on schedule at all?

How about Webkit or Blink folk?

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