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

From: Philippe Wittenbergh <ph.wittenbergh@l-c-n.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 16:48:46 +0900
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "CSS 3 W3C Group" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <507B764F-FC2D-48E9-A7B4-2CFEC895C5B9@l-c-n.com>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>

Le May 29, 2012 à 4:30 PM, François REMY a écrit :

> From: L. David Baron
> > Are we sure 'head' / 'foot' are actually writing-mode-independent
> > terms, as opposed to effectively being terms for 'top' / 'bottom'?
>  
> If we consider the head and the foot of a glyph, yes.

Head and foot of a Japanese/Chinese character (glyph) in vertical writing-mode won't match your illustration, though.

Head / Foot are an improvement over head / tail, but I'm not yet clear in my mind that it equates to 'beginning / end' of a block in the block flow direction.

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