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

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:22:58 -0700
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, 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: <CC13304B.12715%stearns@adobe.com>
On 6/29/12 9:47 AM, "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:

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>[Glenn Adams:]
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>>> - RESOLVED: put our own table of behaviors for mixed-right and upright
>>>               values in the writing-modes spec until UTR50 stabilizes
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>>I believe this is a very bad idea, and should be abrogated. It will only
>>lead to divergence.
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>>We should simply reference the UTR data even if it changes. The
>>implementors can address such changes as needed.
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>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:
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>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.

Chiming in with my belated objection to this resolution as well. Since the
face-to-face I've talked to Nat McCully who convinced me it would be
better to wait for UTR50 than introduce yet another interim solution.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Friday, 29 June 2012 17:23:30 GMT

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