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RE: [css3-writing-modes] vertical orientation and UTR50

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:47:37 +0000
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178290AD3A78E@TK5EX14MBXC265.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[Glenn Adams:]

>> - RESOLVED: put our own table of behaviors for mixed-right and upright
>>               values in the writing-modes spec until UTR50 stabilizes

>I believe this is a very bad idea, and should be abrogated. It will only lead to divergence.

>We should simply reference the UTR data even if it changes. The implementors can address such changes as needed.

I agree with John and Glenn's overall position. We should refer to UTR50, not snapshot it. I also recall
the resolution and yes, it somehow made sense at the time. But since: 

1. The resolution implicitly states we *will* reference UTR50 ('...until UTR50 stabilizes')
2. Maintaining a separate snapshot can only lead to confusion for implementors and authors alike
3. Minimizing this potential confusion ought to be more work for the editors

Simply referencing this document seems the way to go.

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