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

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 21:26:55 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120529042655.GA15143@crum.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2012-05-28 08:42 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 6:22 AM, Christoph Päper
> <christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:
> > fantasai (2012-05-01):
> >> 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.
> >
> >  – ‘initial’ / ‘final’
> >  – ‘begin’ / ‘stop’
> >  – ‘head’ / ‘foot’
> >  – ‘ceil’ / ‘floor’
> 
> 'head' / 'foot' actually makes some sense to me, as it corresponds to
> the directions of the header/footer in a document.  That's
> writing-mode dependent, and easy to explain.  (Plus, it always makes
> me strangely happy when keyword pairs are the same length.)

Are we sure 'head' / 'foot' are actually writing-mode-independent
terms, as opposed to effectively being terms for 'top' / 'bottom'?

-David

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