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Re: [css4-selectors] Pseudo-class for writing mode

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:17:53 +0200
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmx.de>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <ibohu7p6p52ju1h8i9iuejpqt4re7i94c2@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>To be more specific, the problem that fantasai is alluding to is this:
>
>:writing-mode(horizontal-tb) {
>  writing-mode: vertical-lr; /* WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!? */
>}
>
>Circular dependencies are bad times.

It should also be noted, then, that this is where the discussion always
ends. Cycle detection is a problem computer science students will learn,
in fact, are supposed to solve on their on, in their first semester, in
Germany anyway, it's just that some people find this might be confusing
to authors, or interfere with optimizations, or be scary in some other
way, but we are far from a point where this is as bad as, say, the hal-
ting problem. It's not out of the question to introduce cycles like the
one above, it just requires extraordinary evidence that so far no-one
has bothered to provide (or shown to be impossible to provide). Either
would be welcome if anyone feels like "wasting" a lot of time on it.
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