[whatwg] Sentence structure
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 10 20:36:23 PST 2013
On Thu, 10 Jan 2013, Thomas A. Fine wrote:
> I guess I was just way too long-winded.
> Buried in there were some good ideas, and I'm no longer strictly
> advocating just a sentence tag. I read more about how things are
> supposed to work, and I focused on what is needed in general terms, and
> then as many different possible solutions and their pros and cons.
> I still think a sentence tag is a good idea, but I would now really
> favor an approach that allows CSS to interpret a pair of spaces
> following terminal punctuation directly as a sentence break, and then
> provide a mechanism to format that directly. If I had to narrow things
> down to just one choice rather than a spectrum of available approaches
> it would be that one.
> It's practical for content developers, straightforward to implement, can
> be easily applied to previously generated content, and does not "ugly"
> up the HTML (in fact the HTML wouldn't even change at all, only a tiny
> bit of CSS would be added). It's not ideal for semantic sentence
> detection, but is at least a significant improvement there.
I don't know if the use cases justify adding a feature to CSS, but I'll
let the CSS editors and browser vendors be the judges of that. :-)
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