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Re: reply to CSS WG comments on SVG 1.2

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 13:46:40 +1100
Message-Id: <1f1b14b27d949e835e868ea33059254d@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

On 1 Mar 2005, at 11:56, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> Dean Jackson wrote:
>>  > b) The 'text-align' property in SVG 1.2 is different than in CSS. 
>> This
>>  > makes it impossible for the property to be used in a 
>> mixed-namespace
>>  > environment. We request that the property be used unchanged.
>> It is being used unchanged. The 'text-align' property is taken from
>> XSL because it is stable (REC from 2001), internationalized and does
>> not have problematic values such as 'left' and 'right'.
>> For details: http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl/slice7.html#text-align
> I'm sorry, but I must be missing something.  The allowed values for 
> this property in the cited specification are a superset of the CSS 2.1 
> values (and in fact are a superset of the proposed CSS 3 Text values), 
> and are NOT the same as the proposed SVG 1.2 values (which are a 
> proper subset of the CSS 3 Text values and neither a subset nor a 
> superset of the CSS2.1 values).  Could you please point out what, 
> exactly, I'm missing?

I don't think you are missing anything - I think you're right.

XSL's text-align does allow 'left' and 'right'. They are
defined to be equivalent to 'start' and 'end' (producing the
situation where 'left' sometimes means right, and visa versa)

So, in summary, I think the SVG 1.2 definition is wrong (as
is the reply from the SVG WG). I'm not sure where we got the
idea that 'left' and 'right' had been removed.

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