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Re: [css3-images] rtl/ltr annotation

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:47:17 -0700
Message-ID: <4F6AA0C5.2010303@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 03/10/2012 12:34 PM, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu wrote:
> (12/03/11 4:16), Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> All of this is described pretty clearly in the spec.  The entire
>> description is a single short paragraph.
>
> which I'll include here
>
>    # Along with each ‘<image-decl>’, the author may specify a
>    # directionality, similar to adding a dir attribute to an element in
>    # HTML. The ‘image()’ function takes on the directionality of the
>    # used ‘<image-decl>’, if any. If a directional image is used on or
>    # in an element with opposite direction, the image must be flipped in
>    # the inline direction (as if it was transformed by, e.g.,scaleX(-1),
>    # if the inline direction is the X axis).
>
> Regarding this, I don't think there is a use case for specifying
> different modes (non-flipping, ltr, rtl) for different images in the
> fallback chain. The fact that the syntax allows this seems to indicate
> that this syntax is suboptimal, although I don't have better suggestion
> at the moment.

Hi Kenny,
The CSSWG resolved today to defer the rtl/ltr image annotations to Level 4
so that we can address your comment.

This issue is currently filed as Last Call comment 37:
   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-images/issues-lc-2012#issue-37

And I've now refiled it as ISSUE-232 against CSS4 Images:
   https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Tracker/issues/232

~fantasai
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