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

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:55:31 +0000
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178291BE3A992@TK5EX14MBXC227.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[Daniel Glazman:]
> > I would, though it's not nearly as dead as XSL-FO is.
> 
> XML is very far from dead in computer-to-computer exchange formats.
> We see it less on the Web but back offices are just full of XML-based
> data, Tab...
> 
While their front office are firmly stuck two versions of IE behind...

The fact that XSL-FO has done something in some particular way for n years 
is imo not a good-enough argument. That there existed an agreement to be in 
sync back when the respective user populations of each technology were not 
separated by several orders of magnitude may no longer be as important
as it used to be either. 

I'm open to evidence that this would be harmful though; claims that it 
self-evidently is a bad idea by mere virtue of being inconsistent seem
insufficient.
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