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[Bug 28257] [webvtt] start/end linked to left/right [I18N-ISSUE-422]

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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:30:19 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=28257

--- Comment #27 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Simon Pieters from comment #21)
> (In reply to Silvia Pfeiffer from comment #19)
> > Actually, I think maybe your diagram is right and your box does not
> > represent the cue box, but the video size.
> 
> Yes.
> 
> You have not explained why align:start should position the cue box on the
> left instead of being positioned the same as align:middle. I think it should
> be (again the "box" is the video):
> 
> +---------------------------------------+
> |          English text                 |
> |                   txet cibarA         |
> +---------------------------------------+
>  ^ 0%               ^ 50%              ^ 100%
> 
> This seems consistent with your thinking of first positioning and then
> writing any cue text, unless I'm missing something.

Sure, but think about what a caption author expects when they decide to use a
50% wide box and don't provide explicit positioning.

A 50% wide box with left aligned text is most naturally aligned to the left
edge of the viewport. As you can see in your example above, it doesn't look
like it's left aligned at all - it looks like it's misplaced somewhere random.

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