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Re: Interaction of "zoom content" and vertical writing modes

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:35:53 +0000
To: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
CC: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <681EF8BA-5BD8-4CD8-9CFA-25437C66D9DF@nomensa.com>
> I feel that my suggestion is more explicit, is all.

We’ve established that even for languages *often* written vertically, they rarely scroll horizontally (if ever, currently), therefore we can’t tie it to the language.

The thing which scrolls is the page, so we need to refer to the default way of scrolling rather than the direction of language.



JF note:

NOTE: for most Western-based languages, that would be requiring no horizontal scrolling, for vertical-based languages, that would be requiring no vertical scrolling.

Original note:

“For web pages which are designed to scroll horizontally, the 320px should be taken as the height rather than width.”

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