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Re: [css3-writing-modes] comments on the spec, part 1

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 04:48:25 +1000
Message-ID: <4DE294F9.2040900@css-class.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On 30/05/2011 1:47 AM, John Daggett wrote:
> Some comments on the CSS3 Writing Modes spec, based on the 25 May 2011 Editor's Draft.

> 3.1 Block Flow Direction
> Doesn't writing-mode affect inline direction?  If so, calling this the
> "block flow direction" property is misleading and inaccurate.

Not really. Block Flow Direction happens in three directions.

   Value: horizontal-tb | vertical-rl | vertical-lr

Inline direction is here.


    Value: ltr | rtl

> The description of this property is a bit jumbled, I think the paragraph
> starting with "The 'writing-mode' property determines the direction of
> block flow." should really follow directly after the list of property
> values.


> The discussion of SVG 1.1 values really isn't central to the
> definition of this property and covering those first doesn't answer the
> basic question "what is this property?".

Why do you say that. CSS can be used in SVGs. Regarding what is the 
property. Perhaps this would be simpler.

   # The ‘writing-mode’ property determines the progression
   # of block-level boxes in a block formatting context.

> Regards,
> John Daggett

Alan Gresley
Received on Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:48:56 UTC

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