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CSS3 Image Mirroring [I18N-ACTION-64]

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:07:50 -0700
To: "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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Dear CSS-WG,

I have been tasked [1] by the I18N WG with writing to express support for continued work on CSS Images. In particular, we are concerned that one "chink" in HTML5's bidi armor is lack of support for image mirroring to match document direction. We understand that one feature of interest to us was recently removed from CSS Images Level 3.

CSS Images Level 3 had a feature "image()", whose primary purpose was image fallback. In April 2011, you added a feature members of our WG requested for supporting bidi: the capability to flip images depending on the element's direction. This was done by adding the ltr and rtl keywords to the image() notation; see http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-images-20110712/#image-notation.

Our understanding is that the entire image() feature was dropped due to lack of implementation, although we note that there hasn't been that much time for stable implementations to emerge. The WG has asked me to ask you to reconsider removing this feature or at least to provide guidance on when such a feature could be provided in a stable spec in the future.

Thanks (for I18N),


[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/08/10-i18n-minutes.html#action01 

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

Received on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 04:08:41 UTC

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