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RE: [CSS3] Box Model Terminology

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:13:15 -0000
To: "'Andrei Polushin'" <polushin@gmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00f801c87e23$6b1ac210$41504630$@org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Andrei Polushin
> Sent: 01 March 2008 19:46
... 
>      European      Arabic, Hebrew   Chinese, Japanese   XSL-FO equivalent
>      ------------- ---------------- ------------------- ------
>      ltr-left      rtl-right        tb-rtl-top          before
>      ltr-right     rtl-left         tb-rtl-bottom       after
>      ltr-top       rtl-top          tb-rtl-right        start
>      ltr-bottom    rtl-bottom       tb-rtl-left         end
> 
> (Now ltr-left == logical-left from the previous table).

What worries me about this is that you should be able to change the writing
direction for a given piece of content from, say, vertical to horizontal
Chinese just by changing the writing-mode property.  Then all the other
property names you suggest would be incorrectly labeled and become much more
confusing than if you'd used before, after etc.  It is much easier to just
get used to the terms before, after etc, in my view, and that's not so hard
based on my experience.

RI 
 

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