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Re: [cssom-view] value of scrollLeft in RTL situations is completely busted across browsers

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:24:35 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLbvEZFLQTABWa=+djnJP9-gta5xWnhPHjAQBZzLC+JHcg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matitiahu Allouche <matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com>
Cc: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com>, ML publc-i18n-bidi <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 4:16 AM, Matitiahu Allouche <
matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com> wrote:

> My view is that working in RTL should be symmetrical to working in LTR.
> Thus, scrollLeft=0 should correspond to the logical starting point of the
> page both for LTR and for RTL. For LTR, that will  be on the left side and
> for RTL that will be on the right side.
> Increasing positive values of scrollLeft will reflect going forward in the
> page direction, to the right for LTR and to the left for RTL.
> The name "scrollLeft" is not suggestive of such a behavior. Maybe it
> should be changed to "scrollHorizontal" or something else which does not
> reflect a LTR bias.

We have to have a property called "scrollLeft", for Web compatibility

We do have the option of introducing a new scrollHorizontal property that
works differently from scrollLeft.

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