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Re: [CSS2.1] [CSS3 Background] [CSS3 Page] background-position poorly defined

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 20:16:35 -0400
Message-ID: <461C28E3.8080906@inkedblade.net>
To: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>, www-style@w3.org

Philip & Le Khanh wrote:
> I'm leaping in here without doing the necessary
> background reading, but is it certain that
> 
>>>   <length>
>>>     A length L aligns the top left corner of the image a distance
>>>     L to the right of (for horizontal) or below (for vertical) the
>>>     top left corner of the element's padding box. For example, a
>>>     value pair of '2cm 1cm' ... padding box.
> 
> is invariably correct ?  What is worrying me is that there is
> an intrinsic left-to-right assumption here, and I wonder whether
> there may exist some other CSS property which could override
> this directionality (for example, when using CSS to affect Arabic
> or Hebrew material).

Yes, that is true. But this is how it works in CSS2. If we wanted to
allow positioning wrt the top right corner, we'd have to introduce a
new property or keyword in CSS3.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 00:17:08 GMT

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