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Re: Advanced Floats

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:59:16 -0500
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080103045916.GA21500@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Wednesday 2008-01-02 22:15 -0500, fantasai wrote:
> Well, I do expect CSS3 to include "start" and "end" values for
> floats. "top" and "bottom" wouldn't present the same layout problems
> in vertical layout because they'd be analogous to "left" and "right"
> in horizontal layout. But then "left" and "right" would present
> those problems instead.
>
> I agree this is something that needs to be discussed. A lot of things
> in CSS2.1 don't translate to vertical text in an obvious way.

One proposal discussed (and perhaps accepted?) in the past was to
make top and left synonyms (i.e., have the same computed value),
make right and bottom synonyms, and say that in horizontal text the
values mean left and right, whereas in vertical text they mean top
and bottom.

-David

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