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Re: directional images

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 05:49:36 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTin_NPp4s11EFVmKYnL866ntJZeCb2ucAnTLo6=s@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
Fantasai has convinced me. No predefined class names or rules for image
flipping, and no regrets that we did not propose adding flipping
attribute(s) to HTML's <img>.


On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 6:26 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:

> On 11/05/2010 02:13 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3:59 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin
>> <aharon@google.com>  wrote:
>>> As was also mentioned, this does not address similar flipping/rotation
>>> for
>>> <img>  elements ...
>> Could you do this by tagging the <img>  with @dir? ...
>> That is, whenever the <img>  is in an opposite-direction context, flip it.
> Theoretically, yes, but most of the time image content isn't directional.
> So you don't want to do that unconditionally. (Note the 'dir' attribute
> on <img>, <object>, etc. is supposed to indicate the base direction of
> fallback text; it is not about the directionality of the image itself.)
> In fact, I can't think of a use case where an embedded *content* image
> would need to be flipped for horizontal presentation. All the images
> that I can think of that would need to be flipped are presentational.
> If there are counterexamples that prove a strong case for automatic
> direction-flipping of content images, then the issue should be brought
> to the HTMLWG for consideration; hacking this with CSS is not appropriate
> imo. I'm just not coming up with anything--and the workaround of providing
> alternate images does exist for any unusual cases.
> ~fantasai
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