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Re: [CSS21] bidi, text-align, and list markers

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 04:12:43 +1000
Message-ID: <4C069F1B.7030106@css-class.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
fantasai wrote:
> On 06/02/2010 06:14 AM, Bert Bos wrote:
>> I'm wondering if it too late to undo two bidi-related changes to CSS2
>> that we decided two years ago ('list-style') and 3½ years ago
>> ('text-align)...
> We already discussed the bullet position here:
>   http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-162
> As for the text-align case, the value is named 'start' in CSS3 and I
> suspect changing the behavior at this point would break things. Also
> on the i18n lists, it was indicated that both behaviors ('start' and
> a value that computes to either 'left' or 'right' at the point where
> it is specified) are useful. I'm currently planning to add a keyword
> to CSS3 Text that will allow this other effect. I strongly disagree
> with changing CSS2.1 here.
> ~fantasai

I disagree to regarding the placement of the list marker. For Boris' 

     * 123 WERBEH
     * latin latin
     * latin latin

To achieve this, an author can use a child element.

   <li><span dir="rtl">HEBREW 123</span></li>
   <li>latin latin</li>
   <li>latin latin</li>

Alan http://css-class.com/

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