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Re: [css3-writing-modes][cssom-view] scrollIntoView in vertical flow

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:31:57 +0200
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "Koji Ishii" <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Message-ID: <op.wx6d7jhuidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:11:20 +0100, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>  

> A friend of mine found that scrollIntoView[1] doesn't work when  
> principal writing mode is vertical, because the spec assumes text flows  
> top to bottom, which is not true for vertical flow. He was developing a  
> JavaScript to highlight text being read by SMIL[2].
> I think we need to apply dimensional mapping[3] to CSSOM View. "Scroll  
> an element into view"[4] must be logicalized. Whether to logicalize  
> properties such as clientTop might need discussions. I think practical  
> answer is to logicalize them as well because physical means many scripts  
> must be re-written to run well in vertical flow, and I can't imagine  
> good use of these properties as physical.
> Thoughts?
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/cssom-view/#dom-element-scrollintoview
> [2] http://www.epubcafe.jp/egls/epubcon01a/0101
> [3] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#dimension-mapping
> [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/cssom-view/#scroll-an-element-into-view

The spec has been updated to be aware of vertical writing modes.


Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 4 June 2013 22:31:41 UTC

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