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Re: [BUG] Empty string as display property

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [BUG] Empty string as display property
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 19:13:14 +0200
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Lars Hansen wrote:
>    An empty string as display property has the advantage over the invisible
>    property that it can be made conditional.
> That is not what the display property is for.  If you want to make
> text invisible, use the invisibility property.  The display property
> is already abused enough as is.

Whatever.  But this is not an additional use of the display property,
but merely a special case of existing functionality.  As such, it
should not fail, regardless whether or not other means to achieve
similar effects exist.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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