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Old 03-13-2013, 05:03 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by AlexBell View Post
But how then do you manage long lines
It's just the same, you can have <blockquote class="poem"> and a combination of margin and negative indet for "blockquote.poem p" (or "blockquote.poem div.line"). <blockquote> is just a <div> with some pre-defined semantics (which may be OK for poems) and some default style (which you'll probably override anyway).

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And many poems have lines which for some poetic reason are indented several spaces - and the exact distance is important to the poet. I can't see how this could be done with blockquote tags.
...or with any other kind of tag. And what if the indent space needed is longer than the screen width? I couldn't find a satisfactory solution. I'd use "visibility: hidden", but the visibility property is not required in ePub readers. I could also use white text, but there's no guarantee that the background is white, and it would be read by a text-to-speech function.
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