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Re: [CSS21] The first page

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:15:06 -0700
Message-ID: <4C1BEFEA.8010405@inkedblade.net>
To: "Grant, Melinda" <melinda.grant@hp.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 02/25/2009 06:29 PM, Grant, Melinda wrote:
> The group version of CSS2.1 says in Section 13.3.1, "Whether the first
> page of a document is :left or :right depends on the major writing
> direction of the document."
> But it doesn't say that for a major writing direction of rtl (ltr), the
> first page is a right (left) page. Any reason not to nail this down for 2.1?

Proposed changes:

Remove from 13.3.1 Page breaks:
   # Whether the first page of a document is :left or :right depends
   # on the major writing direction of the document.

Add to 13.2.2 Page selectors after the sentence
   # All pages are automatically classified by user agents into either
   # the :left or :right pseudo-class.
the following:
   | Whether the first page of a document is :left or :right depends
   | on the major writing direction of the root element. For example,
   | the first page of a document with a left-to-right major writing
   | direction would be a :right page, and the first page of a document
   | with a right-to-left major writing direction would be a :left
   | page. To explicitly force a document to begin printing on a left
   | or right page, authors can _insert a page break_ before the first
   | generated box.
where _insert a page break_ links to section 13.3.1.

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 18 June 2010 22:15:43 GMT

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