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Re: TTML writingMode vs CSS Writing Modes Level 3 writing-mode

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 00:00:30 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+fmXoKi3zD+gUDS-p=xv=zYFudxm594HUmtwRYjq-1m4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pierre-Anthony Lemieux <pal@sandflow.com>
Cc: "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 11:13 PM, Pierre-Anthony Lemieux <pal@sandflow.com>

> Hi all,
> TTML allows both 'lrtb' and 'rltb' as values for writingMode, and
> references Section 7.29.7 at XSL.
> CSS Writing Modes Level 3 [1] states that both 'lr-tb' and 'rl-tb' (as
> defined in SVG) are both replaced by 'horizontal-tb'.
> Why would 'lr-tb' and 'rl-tb' be redundant?

They aren't (in XSL-FO or TTML), since they have the added effect of
indicating the default paragraph embedding level (of LTR or RTL) for all
content targeted to a region. Keep in mind that XSL-FO defined writing mode
before CSS3 WM took it up for consideration. Apparently, CSS3 WM prefers to
use the direction property and/or character properties exclusively for this

In TTML, a paragraph's default embedding level can be influenced by the
computed value of tts:writingMode, the computed value of tts:direction, and
the character content of the paragraph.

> Thanks,
> -- Pierre
Received on Saturday, 5 November 2016 06:01:24 UTC

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