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Old 02-09-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hi

I discovered not long ago the negative indent, so you can see that my life is full of hope.

I am looking on how to code this verse (screenshot) so that the last word(s) of a loong verse which have to go on a second line (with negative indent here) could be pushed to the right (see red arrows). I think it would make them more readable.

The problem of course is that the paragraph is not right aligned while this (or these) words would probably have to be right aligned and that a bigger negative indent could give weird results with differents formats.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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I am looking on how to code this verse (screenshot) so that the last word(s) of a loong verse which have to go on a second line (with negative indent here) could be pushed to the right (see red arrows). I think it would make them more readable.
Not possible in EPUB (particularly see Post #3 by Jellby):

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=225043
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Not possible in EPUB (particularly see Post #3 by Jellby):

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=225043
Thanks for the answer. I had missed that thread.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:06 AM   #4
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Ah, the holy grail of poetry formatting
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:47 AM   #5
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Here is another one for you
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #6
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Just curious... would it be possible in HTML5/CSS3?
I mean, EPUB3 is just around the corner, isn't it?
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If you add javascript, maybe... or maybe not.
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Just curious... would it be possible in HTML5/CSS3?
Have to answer my own question, apparently...
This code actually seems to do the trick – in chrome anyway. And only CSS2!

But definitely not according to EPUB2-spec.

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<style>
div.strophe div.strophe2 {
background-color:white;
overflow:hidden;
height:1.3em;
line-height:1.4em;
position:absolute;
z-index:3;
top:0;
text-align:left;
width:100%;
padding-right:0%;
margin-left:-1em;
padding-right:1em
}
div.strophe {
text-align:right;
position:relative;
z-index:2;
}
div.poem {position:relative;width:160px;border-style:dotted;padding:5px;padding-left:1.1em; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h2>The Hunting of the Snark</h2>
<div class="poem">
<div class="strophe">"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,<div class="strophe2">"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,</div></div>
<div class="strophe">As he landed his crew with care;<div class="strophe2">As he landed his crew with care;</div></div>
<div class="strophe">Supporting each man on the top of the tide<div class="strophe2">Supporting each man on the top of the tide</div></div>
<div class="strophe">By a finger entwined in his hair.<div class="strophe2">By a finger entwined in his hair.</div></div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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