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Re: [css3-text-layout] New editor's draft - margin-before/after/start/end etc.

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:30:27 -0700 (PDT)
To: "MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)" <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <778249013.373939.1275924627534.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
Makoto Murata wrote:

> > Fallback can be handled by other proposals, too. E.g. [1]
> >
> >  [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jun/0190.html
> 
> It is not impossible.  However, such pseudo selectors or media queries
> basically require authors to create two sets of margin/padding/border
> properties: one for vertical writing and the other for horizontal
> writing.  Authoring of such two sets is certainly painful. 
> Murakami-san thinks it is prohibitively painful.  At least, one could
> argue that such design is not fair.

For fallback to work with user agents that don't support margin-start-*,
etc., aren't you already writing two anyways?  One for vertical writing
mode in user agents that support these new properties and the fallback
version with the existing physical properties for existing user agents?

John Daggett
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 15:31:31 GMT

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