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Re: [css3-text] text-align and bidi

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 23:56:11 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTinNuGkgK1-ZJRrxXt+1RAq7SoESK74M-O7oMsD2@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
I meant to say - is it too late to add it?

Aharon

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:54 PM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com
> wrote:

> text-align:match-parent (see past discussion below) does not seem to have
> made it into http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-text/#text-align.
>
> Aharon
>
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 12:16 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:
>
>> Adding www-style. The discussion started with the alignment
>> of <select> and <option>, see thread here:
>>
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-i18n-bidi/2010AprJun/0030.html
>>
>> On 05/23/2010 08:40 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
>
> [...] I should mention that [...] we need a
>>
>>  text-align:inherit value that finally actually works. It would be
>>> defined as applying the parent element's "bottom-line" alignment: left,
>>> right, center, or justify (as opposed to start, end, or the "unnamed
>>> default" value). Thus, for
>>>
>>> <body style="text-align:inherit>
>>> <div dir="rtl">
>>> hello
>>> </div>
>>> </body>
>>>
>>> hello would be left-aligned.
>>>
>>> This turns out to be quite useful in many places when one needs to set
>>> the dir on a block element, but does not want the element's alignment to
>>> be affected, and does not want to use an explicit "left" or "right",
>>> since that would depend on the the overall page direction.
>>>
>>
>> Your suggestion for a 'match-parent' keyword that computes to the parent's
>> effective alignment seems like a good idea, though.
>>
>> ~fantasai
>>
>
>
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