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Re: [CSS21] list marker positions: ltr vs rtl

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 18:02:55 +0200
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On Friday 27 June 2008 20:15, Simetrical wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM, fantasai 
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/generate.html#propdef-list-style-positio
> >n
> >
> > We have a normative statement here that says
> >
> >  # In right-to-left text, the markers would have been on the right
> >  # side of the box.
>
> Was that really intended to be normative?  It seems to be referring
> to the previous example (else the right side of what box?), so I
> would have assumed it was meant to be part of the example.

I think it was indeed meant to be part of the example.

Nevertheless there is a clear expectation that the list bullet would be 
on different sides for ltr and rtl text (even while the exact distance 
form the text is explicitly undefined). So I support Fantasai's 
proposed addition.



Bert
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