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Re: Proposal : Adding an "opposite" value to "text-align" property

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:10:36 -0400
To: Jean-Baptiste Cordina <jbcordina@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20141023211036.GA16154@crum.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2014-10-21 17:39 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Cordina wrote:
> Just added some details because I think i forget to define the way it has
> to work.
> 
> 
> my-component {
> text-align : left;
> }
> 
> [dir=rtl] my-component {
> text-align: right;
> }
> 
> my-component .read-more {
> text-align : opposite; // if parent has text-align: left then opposite =
> right else if parent has text-align: right the opposite = left
> }

Except for this statement:

> opposite has no effect in cas of a parent with a text-align: center or
> justify value.

what you want could be done using
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-values/#toggle-notation (although that's
not implemented yet, I don't think).

The question is if it's an important enough use case to deserve a
separate value.

-David

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