RE: [CSS3 Text Layout] working draft

The direction property already does what you wish to do with the
inline-direction-horizontal/inline-direction-vertical, although it
appears that you are wanting to put the glyph rotation into the inline
direction properties.

In reality, the glyph rotation is a factor of the orientation of the
line flow/stacking and not the inline property of the individual line


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Christopher Tom
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CSS3 Text Layout] working draft

Thank you for the link.

My thoughts:
I feel that inline-direction-horizontal/inline-direction-vertical is 
better than direction/writing-mode.  It removes the need for a shorthand

property (and associated redundancies).  It avoids the block progression

direction/inline progression direction coupling problems of 
writing-mode.  It avoids the horizontal/vertical direction coupling 
problems of direction.  It's also more intuitive than the direction 
property imo.

The glyph orientation properties/property values seem more complex than 
necessary, but I'll take a closer look.  I feel that up/down/left/right 
is more intuitive for glyph orientation than specifying an angle.  For 
example, it doesn't require remembering whether 90 degrees is left or

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Christopher Tom wrote:
>> I'm not familiar with Michel Suignard's documents, could you provide
>> reference?
> I assume it's <>.

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