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Ignore embedded whitespace between first-letter and punctuation

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Layout: Text
7 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: smontagu, Assigned: smontagu)

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Description

7 years ago
In bug 399941, I chose to take whitespace into account when determining whether there was punctuation preceding or following a first-letter.

This was probably the wrong decision: as pointed out in http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Oct/0030.html, French typographical practice always puts a space between text and double angle quotation marks (guillemets).
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Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 481458 [details]
Testcase

The testcase uses ASCII space, non-breaking space, and thin space (U+2009) between the text and the guillemets.
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Would this mean allowing line breaks inside the ::first-letter?  That seems dangerous.  (I'd also like to move first-letter handling to frame construction.)
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Comment 3

7 years ago
I agree about line breaks, and the same goes for tab characters.
Duplicate of this bug: 904508
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