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RE: [css3-writing-modes] before/after terminology alternative?

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 21:18:26 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F01782909957E04@TK5EX14MBXC295.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[fantasai:]
> 
> We're pretty settled on start/end for the logical inline directions, but
> most people aren't that thrilled with before/after for the logical block
> directions. Someone suggested head/tail as an alternative. Would that be
> clearer? Do we want to switch?
> 
>    margin-before/margin-after vs. margin-head/margin-tail
> 
>    caption-side: before/after vs. caption-side: head/tail
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
I'm not thrilled with before/after for block direction given that ::before
and ::after usually end up behaving as ::start/::end, which is confusing.

I don't have a good alternative though. I think start/end works well for the
inline direction and thus mitigates any before/after confusion.
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