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Re: [CSS21][css-text] percentages on text-indent

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:50:06 +0000
Message-ID: <54DB4FFE.2080908@gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style@w3.org, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
On 11/2/15 12:25, fantasai wrote:
> On 02/11/2015 07:07 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 11/2/15 01:29, fantasai wrote:
>>>
>>> Spec's wording is precise. Whether it's what we want might be a
>>> different question.
>>
>> The behavior required by the spec appears quite counter-intuitive to me.
>
> It's counter-intuitive to everyone, I think. It's just we seem to have
> interop on it, which means we can't change it.
>
>> A brief test indicates that gecko matches the current spec (modulo a
>> bug with dynamic changes that David is just fixing),
>> while webkit uses a more intuitive (IMO) [mis]interpretation. Given
>> that browsers currently disagree, it seems there's an
>> opportunity to change this without breaking the web.
>>
>> So please, let's change the spec (and gecko) here to match webkit's
>> behavior.
>
> I don't have Webkit, but Blink matches Firefox. Here's the testcase:
>    http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?saved=3413
>
> If Webkit does indeed do the sane thing, then we can change it, but
> I've seen several people misinterpret their text-indent testcases
> today, so I'm going to make you send screenshots before I believe you. :)

Fair enough! But here's a testcase where Firefox differs from Chrome and 
Safari:

http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?saved=3414

Does that help?

JK
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:50:34 UTC

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