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

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:23:31 -0400
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0D5E51D008@MAILR001.mail.lan>
> 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.

I understand many don't like this option. But we need to consider this case with what will happen in mind.

Before the Hamburg, I know a couple of publishers told some vendors to follow WebKit's behavior or they wouldn't ship contents for the rendering engines. After the Hamburg, they applauded our resolution, and did really a hard work to follow us in the last minutes.

Two months later, if the WG wants to cancel the resolution, I don't know exactly what will happen. Maybe some of them go back to WebKit. Maybe some of them ignore the cancellation. Maybe some of them take a different snapshot of UTR with their own fixes. It will just go back to UA dependent which the WG disliked at Hamburg. Tens of thousands of e-books in HTML/CSS will be created for some implementers and others will be kicked out. The only thing that is clear to me is that nobody will wait for us.

Sometime ago, Ted tweeted about HTML design principles[1], which I didn't know about. It's not ours, but I liked it very much. I hope you like it too.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#priority-of-constituencies
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