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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 12:31:18 -0700
Message-ID: <4C0BF786.70000@inkedblade.net>
To: Adil Allawi <adil@diwan.com>
CC: Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>, "'Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin'" <aharon@google.com>, "'Phillips, Addison'" <addison@lab126.com>, "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, 'Ambrose LI' <ambrose.li@gmail.com>, 'Alan Gresley' <alan@css-class.com>, 'Bert Bos' <bert@w3.org>, 'W3C style mailing list' <www-style@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
On 06/05/2010 07:55 AM, Adil Allawi wrote:
>   Hi Tex,
>
> Indent , padding, and margin are already confusing from an rtl
> perspective :) From experience, a good rule is that "left" must always
> mean "left" regardless of the bidi direction otherwise code will become
> too confusing to read. As part of another thread -  we should discuss
> the definition of direction dependent indent settings to simplify this
> issue. e.g a with-flow indent.

The 'text-indent' property is already defined to be direction-dependent.

As for margins and paddings, there is an extensive discussion on how
to handle this occurring right now on www-style. If i18n wants to provide
a document explaining use cases for such controls, I am sure it will be
well-received--but for technical details, I would suggest either joining
the existing discussion on [css3-text-layout] and start/end/before/after,
or waiting until that topic results in a FPWD (which should be within 4
months or so), and commenting on that.

~fantasai
Received on Sunday, 6 June 2010 19:32:34 GMT

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