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Old 05-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Just to comment on the drop cap code:

It may be desirable to add:

Code:
p.initial + p {
  clear: left;
}
To force the second paragraph to start below the drop cap, when the first paragraph is short.

The "white-space: pre;" part of span.first is needed for cases where there is a space between the drop cap and the start of the line, as in "<span class="drop">A</span><span class="first afterA"> day after</span>", since otherwise the space beginning the span.first is dropped (take care with linebreaks inside this span.first).

A similar "afterL" class can be needed. If the drop cap is not A or L, use only class="first".

When there is some punctuation before the drop cap, this code may be useful:

Code:
span.predrop {
  font-size: 25%;
  font-weight: normal;
  vertical-align: top;
  line-height: 1.9;
}
use it with:

Code:
<span class="drop"><span class="predrop">&lsquo;</span>I</span><span class="first"> was</span> never so upset in my life!&rsquo;
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