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Re: [CSS3] Box Model Terminology

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 20:26:26 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae770802271726p6723c16cl130d3b1fc4feda22@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Andrei Polushin" <polushin@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On 27/02/2008, Andrei Polushin <polushin@gmail.com> wrote:
>  fantasai wrote:
>  > Andrei Polushin wrote:
> >> Each time one would use his own set of terms, most convenient
>  >> for his own culture, and the mapping is as follows:
>  >>
>  >>  European          Arabic, Hebrew   Chinese, Japanese   Mongolian
>  >>  ----------------- ---------------- ------------------- ----------------
>  >>  logical-left      semitic-right    east-asian-bottom   mongolian-bottom
>  >>  logical-right     semitic-left     east-asian-top      mongolian-top
>  >>  logical-top       semitic-top      east-asian-left     mongolian-right
>  >>  logical-bottom    semitic-bottom   east-asian-right    mongolian-left
> I was incorrect here, it should be written as:
>      European          Arabic, Hebrew   Chinese, Japanese   XSL-FO equivalent
>      ----------------- ---------------- ------------------- ------
>      logical-left      semitic-right    east-asian-top      before
>      logical-right     semitic-left     east-asian-bottom   after
>      logical-top       semitic-top      east-asian-right    start
>      logical-bottom    semitic-bottom   east-asian-left     end

While I appreciate the reasoning of the proposal, I find this to be
even more confusing than things are right now.

If we need writing-directon-independing wording, how about using some
form of "advance" ("inline direction") and "leading" ("block

BTW, due to western influence, I have been seeing more and more
left-to-right vertical text for some years already (first I saw
Korean, then I saw more and more Chinese). It's only a matter of time
you can't assume vertical CJK is right-to-left.

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Received on Thursday, 28 February 2008 01:26:43 GMT

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