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RE: [css-page] New, last draft of CSS3 Paged Media Module

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 00:54:57 -0500
Message-ID: <410-2200312519554570@mindspring.com>
To: "W3C CSS List" <www-style@w3.org>

The terminology of this module strongly assumes the usual
Western book binding practice of binding a book so that
when closed with the cover facing the reader, the spine is to
the left.  However, as I understand it, the usual Japanese
practice is to bind a book so that the spine is to the right,
when the cover faces the reader and thus the odd numbered
pages appear on the left and the even numbered pages
appear on the right.

Might it not be better to instead of speaking of left pages
and right pages to speak of odd pages and even pages?

Even if at this date work has progressed to the point that
it is not practical to replace :left and :right with :odd and :even,
at the very least, the explanatory  text needs to be rewritten
so that it is not so strongly left spine oriented as it is now.
Received on Friday, 19 December 2003 01:06:10 UTC

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