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RE: [css3-writing-modes] The writing-mode property: existing implementations and naming

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:48:00 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178290BD516@TK5EX14MBXC297.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
[fantasai:]
 
> On 06/28/2011 01:50 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> >> On 06/27/2011 03:21 PM, fantasai wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Ok, I added a note these values are from the 2003 CSS3 Text CR, too:
> >>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#svg-writing-mode
> >>>
> >>> Is that sufficient, or did you want something else?
> >>
> >> Ok, /now/ I've added it. Sorry; forgot to check in. :)
> >
> > It looks good!
> 
> Great! So, back to your issue, is it resolved now or do we need to look at
> something else?

The naming issue is unresolved. If a writing mode is defined by three properties,
I don't expect one of them to be called writing-mode. I think it is reasonable
for authors to expect the latter to define a writing mode completely i.e. they 
would either be a shorthand or equivalent to one.

If a property defines block progression I just don't get why the best name for it
is 'writing-mode'. Why not block-progression, block-flow-direction or any other name
that clearly outlines the scope of the value being applied ?
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