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Re: Proposal: content-vertical-alignment

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 17:54:54 +0200
Message-ID: <42A8664E.9070508@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Laurens Holst wrote:

>>> Thoughts?
>> Your proposal is asymmetric :-)  Surely there should be
>> three possibilities, not two :
>>   margin-box-model: [ horizontally-symmetric | symmetric | 
>> vertically-symmetric ]
>>   default value: horizontally-symmetric
> I like the thought of vertically-symmetric, it would be nice to create 
> layouts which expand vertically instead of horizontally.

This should also affect height: auto;, I don’t think it solely applies 
to margins.

Some of the possibilities: think about vertical top-to-bottom 
right-to-left Japanese text (the UA would have to start with scrolling 
all the way to the right instead of the left :)).

Or an example that probably applies better to us roman writers: columns 
which have the height of the screen and expand horizontally, which makes 
them much more natural to read.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Received on Thursday, 9 June 2005 15:54:59 UTC

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