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Re: CSS3 Text - Edit suggestions

From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 16:27:36 -0800
Message-ID: <45DF8678.6060102@ix.netcom.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org

On 2/23/2007 2:32 AM, fantasai wrote:
>
> Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:
>> I liked Asmus' suggestion to make the information a UTN.
>
> Wouldn't that make it seem /more/ important for an implementor
> to implement, than merely letting it sit in an old draft of
> CSS3 Text with a note that says "to be deleted because it's
> inappropriate in modern typography"?
Stephen Deach answered that by noting the context in which such 
altermative layout modes are needed:

".. Though not common in modern typography, historic techniques and 
writing modes are used in academic/scholarly publications and are often 
used for effect in advertising..."

and Paul Nelson suggested that:

"..An entire document on justification could be written that would help 
people understand expansion opportunities, compression, etc. I don't 
know that it makes it any more or less compelling to implement. .."

Such a document, focusing on the layout issues, would be really valuable 
to have as a UTN. It would be able to serve as a background document 
from which not only possbile future CSS options for academic and 
advertising needs can be derived, but also serve as background to 
implementers who need to create and support layout services for Tibetan.

I'm looking forward to his draft.
A./
Received on Saturday, 24 February 2007 00:28:02 GMT

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