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

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:42:44 +0000
To: MURAKAMI Shinyu <murakami@antenna.co.jp>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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[MURAKAMI Shinyu:] 
> 
> In addition, I understand that if the actual directions of
> ::before/::after pseudo elements are always orthogonal to the before/after
> logical directions, people will be confused easily, but this is not true;
> when the ::before/::after pseudo elements have 'display: block' or the
> target elements have block content, the directions are same as
> before/after logical directions. Consider the following example:

The inline direction is what most authors experience by default in common
::before/::after schenarios, such as the simple use-cases and examples in 
CSS2.1.

As you point out, authors will set display:block on pseudo-elements in order
to lay out these pseudos in the block progression direction instead i.e. 
because this is not where they would land otherwise.

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