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Re: [css3-writing-modes] a third option for implementing logical properties

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 01:20:41 -0700 (PDT)
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style@w3.org, Yasuo Kida <kida@apple.com>
Message-ID: <1232054067.169002.1287994841334.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
David Hyatt wrote:

> > 2. A new @writing-mode rule that would enclose style rules only used with
> >    user agents that fully support all writing-mode modes defined in
> >    CSS3 Writing Modes.
> >
> >    /* styles used for fallback horizontal layout */
> >    .rounded { border-radius: 1em 2em; }
> >
> >    @writing-mode {
> >      /* styles used when writing modes are supported */
> >      .rounded { border-radius: 2em 1em; }
> >    }
> >
> 
> Any reason this couldn't just be a media query?  I think the ability
> to select on the presence of writing-mode support in general is
> valuable, so I'm in favor of this idea also.  It seems like it could
> just be a media query rather than a specialized @-rule though.

Mainly because this isn't really something related to a given media
type, it's effectively a browser capability test.  I'm sure it's
possible to implement it with MQ but it feels incongruent.

John Daggett
Received on Monday, 25 October 2010 08:21:14 GMT

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