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RE: [CSS21] bidi, text-align, and list markers

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:37:47 -0400
Message-ID: <SNT142-w5F1AFC62FAEBEF233F052B3D40@phx.gbl>
To: <shachar@shemesh.biz>, <adil@diwan.com>
CC: <aharon@google.com>, <addison@lab126.com>, <jackalmage@gmail.com>, <ambrose.li@gmail.com>, <alan@css-class.com>, <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, <bert@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>, <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>

Hi,

 

I really think that the behavior for rtl items and bullet alignment in an ltr list will be the same throughout the list -- thus,
neither:
* hello
  OLLEH *
                                                 OLLEH *


nor:
* hello
  OLLEH                                                *
                                                 OLLEH *


makes any sense to me.
 
Sorry.  (Wish I could make some sense out of it.)  But . . . 


 
Best wishes,
 
C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar@hotmail.com 
 






Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 18:58:39 +0300
From: shachar@shemesh.biz
To: adil@diwan.com
CC: aharon@google.com; addison@lab126.com; jackalmage@gmail.com; ambrose.li@gmail.com; alan@css-class.com; fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net; bert@w3.org; www-style@w3.org; public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
Subject: Re: [CSS21] bidi, text-align, and list markers

Adil Allawi wrote: 


On 05/06/2010 15:49, Shachar Shemesh wrote: 

4. <li style="text-align:match-parent; bullet-align:match-dir">HELLO gives:
* hello
  OLLEH *

  Shouldn't that be:

* hello
  OLLEH                                *
?

Good question! I think it should not. Either the bullet should align with the main bullet alignment or the text. In theory one could specify your example with a value bullet-align:right but I think it is better to have a use-case to show that such formatting is needed.
So you are saying that a three bullets list should look:
* hello
  OLLEH *
                                                 OLLEH *
?

I think:
* hello
  OLLEH                                                *
                                                 OLLEH *

makes more sense.

Shachar
-- 
Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting Ltd.
http://www.lingnu.com
 		 	   		  
Received on Sunday, 6 June 2010 01:40:19 GMT

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