[csswg-drafts] [css-writing-mode] (#5373)

zjopy has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-writing-mode] ==
Is there a reason, why the `writing-mode` of an element isn't inferred from its `lang` HTML attribute?

It seems to me like should, since it should be a property of the markup instead of the presentation, for the same reason that `direction` is inferred from the `dir` attribute.

In other words, why is the inline direction (set by `direction`) semantic while the block direction (set by `writing-mode`) is presentational?

I know that some vertical languages like Chinese are in the way of transitioning to becoming horizontal languages, but the underlying question still remains. Shouldn't the block direction be a semantic property of the markup instead of the presentation?

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Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:44:24 UTC