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Re: [selectors4] :blank, ::first-letter, and what a whitespace character is

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:10:48 -0700
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9A5C123A-6FAA-47D1-91BB-EA8605710CA6@gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>


> On Aug 25, 2015, at 8:08 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Aug 25, 2015, at 7:53 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> We're not trying to be fancy here, just sync up our definitions of
>> "basic whitespace".  This isn't about all the various typographic
>> types of whitespace used in text, just the types of whitespace that
>> show up in documents to separate elements and such.  That's just the
>> ascii space (U+0020), ascii tab (U+0009), and the three ascii line
>> feeds (U+000A, U+000C, and U+000D).
> 
> NBSP is extremely common for showing up in documents to separate elements and such. Mostly where it's not desired, often because of the way it got typed into some editor. I think it should be included. It's not a request to be fancy. It's really very basic and common.

Also, if some bozo used it as a faux indent, that shouldn't prevent meaningful use of :first-letter. 
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