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Re: [css4-text] text-align: auto

From: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:04:40 +0200
Message-ID: <DUB130-DS218374B75EBD39A0BDE85CA5E70@phx.gbl>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
>>> Spreadsheet applications support automatic text alignment in cells.
>>> That means numeric values are right-aligned and everything else is
>>> left-aligned (or rather start-aligned). This is the default behavior.
>>
>> To my knowledge, no platform ever featured this kind of "automatic" 
>> text-alignement built-in.
>
> What do you mean by “platform”? How are spreadsheet applications not a 
> “platform”?

Any general-purpose application SDK (i.e. HTML + CSS + JS / WPF + .NET / 
Java + Swing / Win32 + C++ / ...)


> I believe CSS should not deal with the business logic of a particular app.
>
> CSS should make authoring easy.

Making authoring easy != creating the union of all posible apps and ship it, 
though.


(Anyway, opinions here are just mine) 
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