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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:15:51 +0200
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDqOUiq9QEPmThFcvp6PCKZLaHS4T6giHKd2Bx9awTR3g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:51 PM, Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:34 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> On 08/25/2015 06:11 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>>> If one goes beyond ASCII at all, I really don't see a good reason not
>>> to include all Unicode whitespace characters. And with my author hat
>>> on, I think selectors probably *should* consistently use "all Unicode
>>> whitespace characters" as their definition of white space.
>>
>> I think we only really care here about what CSS considers white space
>> and will collapse away.
>>
>> Which is not all Unicode Zw characters.
>
> "Everything that white-space:normal will collapse" seems like a
> reasonable rule too, but why should *that* not be "all Zw characters"?

Because it doesn't have a good reason to go beyond ASCII at all.

~TJ
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