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Re: [css3-writing-modes] Keyword alternatives to "logical"

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:38:51 -0700
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: MURAKAMI Shinyu <murakami@antenna.co.jp>, Hakon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Yasuo Kida <kida@apple.com>
Message-ID: <20101027183851.GA28976@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2010-10-27 11:27 -0400, Koji Ishii wrote:
> By looking at John and Murakami-san's proposals and HÃ¥kon's feedback, I would like to propose another alternative to the "logical" keyword:
>   margin-top: of-block 1em;
> I hope this makes some sense in English, although question remains if:
>   margin-left: of-block 1em;
> can points to the correct side of the block in LTR/RTL. I can't determine from my English skill, someone's help would be appreciated. But if it does, this same keyword should work in shortcuts like this:
>   margin: of-block 1em 2em 3em 4m;
> It's just a change in keyword, but being able to use single keyword everywhere could help both authors and browser developers a bit.
> To extend this to inside/outside scenario, we could say:
>   margin-left: of-recto 1em;
> Does this make sense in English? Maybe "in-recto" is the correct preposition, I'm not sure, but I hope you get the idea.

I don't understand why 'of-block' would mean that the margins given
are in before-end-after-start order rather than


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