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Re: [css3-writing-modes] Proposal to unprefix writing mode keywords for width property

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:32:49 +1000
Message-ID: <5014CB01.7080505@css-class.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 26/07/2012 9:11 AM, fantasai wrote:
> On 07/25/2012 03:39 PM, Elliott Sprehn wrote:
>> Now that both Webkit and Gecko have implementations of min-content,
>> max-content, fill-available and fit-content for width (and
>> neither for height), I propose we unprefix the keywords for width.
>> Note: Gecko unfortunately implemented an older spec as -moz-available
>> instead of -moz-fill-available, so unprefixing should
>> also bring both Gecko and Webkit into alignment.
>> Does anyone have any objections?
> Yes. The behavior of 'width' is that of the 'height' property in vertical
> writing modes, so until that's also implemented and interoperable, I don't
> think it's a good idea to remove the prefixes. In particular, behavior for
> 'fill-available' has been requested to change in the logical height
> dimension,
> and that's not even specced yet.
> Note that while Gecko doesn't implement vertical text, Webkit does.
> ~fantasai

WebKit does implement vertical writing mode but a test (Safari 5.1.7 and 
Chrome 20) with Kanji shows the glyphs are also rotated. The after side 
(baseline) is towards the logical left instead of the logical bottom.

Alan Gresley
Received on Sunday, 29 July 2012 05:33:23 UTC

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