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

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:14:14 -0000
To: <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Cc: "'Bert Bos'" <bert@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00d801c94f29$a0413050$e0c390f0$@org>

I told Bert that I think this does satisfy my comment.  Bert wants to move
this to CR tomorrow.  If you have any objection to this resolution (that is
not purely editorial, and can therefore wait), please say so asap.  If
no-one raises an issue before Bert needs to move forward, I think we should
take it that this is satisfied.

Cheers,
RI

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-core-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-core-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Bert Bos
> Sent: 25 November 2008 18:04
> To: public-i18n-core@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [CSS Marquee] i18n comment 1: RTL without direction
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> 
> Bert
> --
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