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RE: [css3-page] "odd/even" for "page-break-before|after"?

From: Ishii Koji <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 07:55:26 -0400
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E09EC29ECEB@MAILR001.mail.lan>
> Ok, so based on your arguments I can see a use case for even/odd values
> for page-break, though not really for selectors in the @page rule.

I agree. The two look similar, but you're right that their usage of the terminology are different. My question applies only to page-break-before|after. I gave some thoughts on @page rules as well and can't find any issues for now.

> However, I don't think even/odd is a good name for the values, because
> authors can manipulate the page numbering. We could call it front/back or
> verso/recto (I forget which is which), which would not imply any interaction
> with page numbering.

Either naming is fine with me. Word uses "page count" differently from "page number", and even/odd uses "page count" for the same reason you mentioned above. I would personally favor front/back or even/odd than verso/recto though as the latter is not in my vocabulary and thus easier to remember for me.

> > There's no property to specify bindings in current CSS
> > as far as I know, right?
> See http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-page/#progression

I see, it's implicit, but is defined clearly. Thank you for letting me know this.
Received on Sunday, 29 August 2010 11:55:30 UTC

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