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Re: [css3-writing-modes] direction vs. writing mode in markup vs. style

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:43:31 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikj9bvU6YdL1_5CMLmZkCR2Jfh4eL1=_-vX7+uF@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:
>
>  > > BTW, while I have your attention, the CSSWG's suggestion from the Oslo
>  > > F2F to use HTML's alternate style mechanism to address vertical vs.
>  > > horizontal styles has *already* been accepted by EPUB as the way forward
>  > > for addressing alternate style requirements. So let's please focus the
>  > > discussion on use cases that cannot be solved by this mechanism. [2]
>
>     [2] http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/specs/altss-tags/
>
>  > Hm, okay.  That's definitely the solution that requires the least work
>  > from us, so I guess it's cool if EPUB likes it.  This also seems to be
>  > basically what Hakon was wanting, right?
>
> Right! The solution uses the class attribute in a clever way:
>
>  <link rel="stylesheet" href="horizontal.css" class="horizontal"/>
>  <link rel="alternate stylesheet" href="vertical.css" class="vertical"/>
>
> So, what are the use cases that cannot be solved by this method?

None, I believe; this is a fully general solution.  Other solutions
may just be easier/terser/more elegant in some aspects.

But like I said, I'm definitely willing to live with this if EPUB is
okay with it.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 25 October 2010 18:44:25 GMT

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