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RE: background-position and bidi in CSS 2.1

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:58:06 -0800
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5D97C7EB4695104AB6345E56FE356B1936A1ECF466@NA-EXMSG-C125.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

>  (A) if we introduce 'start' and 'end', we need to do it in a way
> that's forward-compatible with vertical text flow, which means we
> probably also need to introduce 'before' and 'after' and forbid
> mixing before/after/start/end with top/right/bottom/left.

Having one style sheet *and* making the transition easy for authors would be great.

Could the author declare that direction also sets the the 'orientation' of left/right ? Isn't the overall problem that text direction can be defined but it has no effect on other properties ?

One might argue that this would make the stylesheet confusing to read since left and right become relative concept but that is not, imo, any worse than having to hunt around for the declarations that defines what the logical start/end/before/after mean physically.
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