Re: Combining across markup?

From: Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk (
Date: Thu Aug 12 2004 - 12:45:08 CDT

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    W li¶cie z czw, 12-08-2004, godz. 13:00 -0400, John Cowan napisał:

    > > Even better yet: Have the WC3 rephrase their demand that no element
    > > should start with a defective sequence (when considered in separate)
    > > as that no *block-level* element should etc., and leave things like
    > > <span>, <i> and other in-line elements free to start with a combining
    > > character (provided that the said in-line container is not the first
    > > within a block-level element, of course).
    > The trouble with that idea is that in XML generally we don't know
    > what is a block-level element: elements are just elements, and it's
    > up to rendering routines whether they appear as block, inline, or
    > not at all.

    So if on that level of abstraction it is not known whether it would make
    sense or not for the higher layers, it should be permitted in all cases.

       __("<         Marcin Kowalczyk

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