Bug 18109 - Implement hanging punctuation
Summary: Implement hanging punctuation
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: CSS (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Mac OS X 10.5
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on: 104996
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Reported: 2008-03-26 03:49 PDT by Nicholas Shanks
Modified: 2023-05-02 13:08 PDT (History)
13 users (show)

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Patch (19.86 KB, patch)
2016-02-03 12:10 PST, Dave Hyatt
no flags Details | Formatted Diff | Diff
Patch (19.78 KB, patch)
2016-02-03 12:14 PST, Dave Hyatt
no flags Details | Formatted Diff | Diff

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Description Nicholas Shanks 2008-03-26 03:49:37 PDT
The css3-text module is going nowhere fast, and it's hanging-punctuation declaration is so ill-defined that I can't even figure out what the values mean.

Since WebKit is the typographical tiger of the web world, we should come up with something awesome that works for all scripts and locales, which we can submit to the CSS WG.
Comment 1 Dave Hyatt 2008-03-27 13:56:16 PDT
Agree 100%.  I've wanted this feature for a while (even if it's just opt-in through a new property).
Comment 2 Daniel 2010-08-23 06:55:37 PDT
Any news on this? I checked W3C's specifications and it seems like they don't know how to implement it in a code either. But this would be so useful for any web designer, since, let's admit it, punctuation within the content box at the start of a paragraph really does suck. We need Webkit to lead the way on this, as you guys often do! :)

Just wanted to bring this up since the last post on this feature request goes back to 2008.
Comment 3 Dave Hyatt 2016-02-03 12:10:09 PST
Created attachment 270594 [details]
Comment 4 WebKit Commit Bot 2016-02-03 12:11:32 PST
Attachment 270594 [details] did not pass style-queue:

ERROR: Source/WebCore/css/CSSPrimitiveValueMappings.h:1634:  A case label should not be indented, but line up with its switch statement.  [whitespace/indent] [4]
ERROR: Source/WebCore/css/CSSParser.cpp:10536:  A case label should not be indented, but line up with its switch statement.  [whitespace/indent] [4]
Total errors found: 2 in 17 files

If any of these errors are false positives, please file a bug against check-webkit-style.
Comment 5 Dave Hyatt 2016-02-03 12:14:19 PST
Created attachment 270595 [details]
Comment 6 Dave Hyatt 2016-02-03 12:54:49 PST
Initial parsing landed in r196075.
Comment 7 Brent Fulgham 2022-07-13 15:16:51 PDT
It doesn't seem like other browsers implemented this.
Comment 8 Sebastian Zartner 2023-05-02 12:49:57 PDT
For what it's worth, the hanging-punctuation property is currently defined at https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-3/#hanging-punctuation-property.