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Re: [css3-writing-modes] rename 'text-orientation' initial value to 'mixed-right'

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:32:10 -0800 (PST)
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <307471993.8494861.1329273130197.JavaMail.root@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
fantasai wrote:

> After reviewing Microsoft's proposal for UTR50, Koji and I thought the name
> 'mixed-right' was better than 'upright-right' or the previous
> 'vertical-right'. So I'm making this change, unless people object. :)
> 
> <del>text-orientation: vertical-right</del>
> <del>text-orientation: upright-right</del>
> <ins>text-orientation: mixed-right</ins>

Hmmm, 'mixed-right' doesn't seem like an improvement, it's equally opaque. ;)

The default value should convey the "natural" default for vertical text.  The
more I think about this the more I think simply using 'normal' would be better,
since it's going to be very hard to come up with a property value name that
reflects the relatively complicated nature of the default orientation.

I also think 'upright' might be better named 'stacked', since Microsoft's
proposal means that text isn't always actually upright in this case (e.g.
Arabic).

What was 'vertical-right'???  I don't see it anywhere in the previous draft.

Cheers,

John
Received on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 02:32:37 GMT

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