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ruby-position: undesirable default value 'before' for complex ruby

From: Roland Steiner <rolandsteiner@google.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 18:15:11 -0700
Message-ID: <ee6bf5be0905211815p298c858bvcb33b7c92d14bac4@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Dear folks @ www-style,

I am currently studying the CSS3 spec on ruby for implementation, and found
that the default value 'before' for 'ruby-position' seems undesirable for
complex ruby that has 2 <rtc> elements. If the user doesn't override that
default, it would naturally apply to both <rtc> elements, which is IMHO not
the default intention.

Rather, I'd suggest having a default value 'auto' that allows the user agent
to position the ruby text. Normally, 'auto' should be equivalent to 'before'
for <rt> in simple ruby and the first <rtc> in complex ruby, and equivalent
to 'after' for the second <rtc> in complex ruby. It may also allow (but not
require) to automatically position Bopomofo ruby 'right'.

- Roland Steiner
Received on Friday, 22 May 2009 06:13:53 UTC

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