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Re: [css3-writing-modes] before/after terminology alternative?

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:29:55 -0700
Message-Id: <8BDCE75A-B33A-4692-8E2D-65F331DD463D@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>

On Jun 22, 2012, at 7:14 AM, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:

> On 2/05/2012 10:53 AM, Philippe Wittenbergh wrote:
>> Le May 2, 2012 ¨¤ 2:59 AM, fantasai a ¨¦crit :
>>> We're pretty settled on start/end for the logical inline directions,
>>> but most people aren't that thrilled with before/after for the logical
>>> block directions. Someone suggested head/tail as an alternative. Would
>>> that be clearer? Do we want to switch?
>> That is quite obscure, particularly for people who are not English speakers (and/or don't 'think' in English). -before/-after is (conceptually) much clearer to me and says exactly what is in the package.
> Agree also with before/after.

Before/after gives no hint that it means before/after in the block progression dimension and not the inline direction.  

The same is true of start/end, for that matter. 
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