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Re: Advanced Floats

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 21:34:37 -0800
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To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>


On Jan 2, 2008, at 8:59 PM, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Wednesday 2008-01-02 22:15 -0500, fantasai wrote:
>> 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.

I like that idea. A bit selfishly, perhaps, since English is my  
primary language. I understand the need to support writing directions  
other than Roman-style, but I find terms "start" and "end" (and their  
perpendicular counterparts) non-intuitive. I suppose that in time I  
could get used to those terms, but I do not find it obvious wether  
they refer to the start and end of a horizontal line of text (in LTR  
TTB languages such as English) or the start and end of an article  
(for instance) that starts at the top and ends at the bottom.
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