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Re: Direction

From: Neil Carson <neil@liberate.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 15:40:21 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3A96C720.E5C08DE4@liberate.com>
To: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
CC: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Hi,

The direction stuff is hard. IE implemented top-bottom, right-left text
(as in some Chinese text and Japanese stuff) in 5.5, but keyed off the
writing-mode property.

Their implementation is straightforward but some of the algorithms used
for calculating container heights are not documented anywhere making an
implementation that's compatible with existing and future web content
basically impossible. So I suspect that in this case any current or
proposed changes to CSS standards will probably be useless unless they
can somehow find a way to match what's there.

	N.
Received on Friday, 23 February 2001 18:17:29 GMT

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