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Re: CSS Printing Extensions - W3C Working Draft 26-June-97

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 00:48:14 +0200 (MET)
Message-Id: <9707240048.ZM29927@grommit.inria.fr>
To: Rob McDougall <rmcdouga@jetform.com>, "'www-style@w3.org '" <www-style@w3.org>
On Jul 23,  6:33pm, Rob McDougall wrote:

> I have one quick question/comment about this document.  With respect to
> page break properties, the possible values include left/right.  Why were
> these chosen over front/back?  My feeling is that left/right is a little
> ambiguous while front/back is a bit more intuitive and less ambiguous.
>
> I expect that some thought went into the wording, so I was interested in
> what the reasoning behind this decision was.

The front page might be a left page or a right page, depending on writing
direction. However a left page is always a left page, and has the binding on
it's right edge, regardless of language.

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