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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:52:47 +0200
Message-ID: <19653.39359.898875.628526@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Yasuo Kida <kida@apple.com>
Also sprach Koji Ishii:

 > > First, I don't like the "logical" keyword. What we are indicating is the
 > > reference. And there's nothing particularly logical about using the
 > > writing-mode as the referece. So, I suggest one of these instead:
 > > 
 > >   margin: script 1em 0px;         /* my favorite */
 > >   margin: writing-mode 1em 0px;
 > >   margin: beas 1em 0px;           /* before-end-after-start */
 > 
 > Does "beas" just a keyword, or per-character-indicator?

Just a keyword.

 > I mean, can I also say
 > 
 > margin: e 1em;

Yes, it's an idea. But it would probably be too cryptic, and this
would be ambigous:

  margin: b 1em; /* before or bottom? */

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Monday, 25 October 2010 14:53:44 GMT

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