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Re: [CSS Marquee] i18n comment 1: RTL without direction

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 19:03:40 +0100
To: public-i18n-core@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200811251903.40974.bert@w3.org>

Trying to formally close the thread...

On Wednesday 06 August 2008 23:23, fantasai wrote:
> ishida@w3.org wrote:
> > Comment from the i18n review of:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-css3-marquee-20080801/
> >
> > Comment 1
> > At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0808-css3-marquee/
> > Editorial/substantive: S
> > Tracked by: RI
> >
> > Location in reviewed document:
> > 8
> > [http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-css3-marquee-20080801/#the-marquee-di
> >rection]
> >
> > Comment:
> > Thank you for considering RTL scripts when specifying marquees
> > throughout the spec. Much appreciated.
> >
> > What will be the situation when the css direction property is not
> > set explicitly, but the markup indicates that the directional
> > context is right to left, ie. in HTML?
>
> Typically in a CSS implementation the markup would map to the
> appropriate CSS declarations at the UA style sheet level in the
> cascade. It's probably a good idea to note in the spec that it's
> expected for other sources of bidi information to map to the
> corresponding 'direction' values.

The CSS WG decided to add that note at the end of section 8[1] with the 
following text:

    Note that the 'direction' property is often set by rules in the UA
    style sheet based on mark-up in the document, as recommended in
    CSS 2.1 [CSS21] section 9.10 ("Text direction: the 'direction'
    and 'unicode-bidi' properties").

(Section 9.10 of CSS 2.1 defines the 'direction' property, sets its 
default to 'ltr' and in turn points to the appendix of CSS 2.1 that 
shows how HTML mark-up can change that property.)

Does this satisfy the I18N Core WG?


[1] 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-css3-marquee-20080801/#the-marquee-direction



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