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Re: [css-text-decor] Emphasis marks and combining characters

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:39:17 +0330
To: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, Ishii Koji <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Message-ID: <64ed0e14-abc9-6c36-6d13-9484f479a063@inkedblade.net>
On 12/22/2016 06:20 PM, fantasai wrote:
> On 12/15/2015 03:56 AM, Xidorn Quan wrote:
>>
>> Actually there was a related discussion raised recently in HTML5
>> Chinese IG as well. That discussion is about whether emphasis marks
>> should also be skipped for punctuations. JLReq explicitly says
>> emphasis marks are not used for several punctuations (see 3.3.9 note
>> 2), but the spec doesn't have anything around this.
>
> It was considered [1], but IIRC JLTF wanted us to include all punctuation
> and make the author do the skipping because "what if the author wants
> to emphasize that punctuation mark for some reason". Imho this is an
> uncomfortable default for the Web because it means most publications
> need to do a lot of markup mangling to get this to work right... but we
> ended up deferring to that opinion. Maybe Koji remembers more, I can't
> seem to find records of the discussion.
>
> See http://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-decor-4/#text-emphasis-skip for
> what was our last set of thoughts on the issue.
>
> I'm happy to re-open the discussion if there's more input to consider.
>
> [1] https://www.w3.org/mid/A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0AC28756F2@MAILR001.mail.lan

Found more info on the background for this:
   view-source:https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-decor-4/Overview.bs

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:09:56 UTC

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