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Re: [css3-writing-modes] Use case for horizontal table within vertical pages

From: koba <koba@antenna.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 09:25:43 +0900
To: "John Daggett" <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20101105092017.0195.KOBA@antenna.co.jp>

On Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:12:01 +0900 (JST)
koba@antenna.co.jp wrote:

> John and David,
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2010/11/02-CSS-minutes.html
> > dbaron: I think john is asking whether there is a use-case for
> > having something that is vertical in one context and horizontal
> > and another on the web. this is not about asking whether there
> > is a use-case for vertical
> 
> Here I uploaded a photo from a Japanese book.
> 
> http://twitpic.com/33tofa
> 
> The global writing mode of this book is vertical-rl.
> Writing mode of tables and captions are horizontal-tb.
> 
> Further, index section and annotation section are horizontal-tb.
> 
> This is typical case for Japanese book, will be typical for
> Japanese EPUB.
> 

The high-end EPUB reader will be able to layout these kind of 
eBook with mixed writing-mode stylesheet.

The low-end EPUB reader may layout all contents horizontally.
How do you manage this issue without logical property ?

Regards,

Tokushige Kobayashi

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