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Re: [css3-text-layout] margin-before/after/start/end etc. and :ttb pseudo-classes

From: Andrew Thompson <lordpixel@mac.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 20:29:54 -0400
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <B41D8596-0DC3-4B49-8555-61C86DFE2703@mac.com>
To: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp> (FAMILY Given)

On Jun 6, 2010, at 6:54 PM, MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) wrote:

>> No. As I wrote in
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jun/0155.html
>> the 'dir' is intended to express the inherent directionality of the
>> text. It is not a stylistic attribute and should not be used to
>> express a stylistic preference of the author.
> Agreed.  I do not see any advantages in dir="ttb" .

Is it never the case that an author would write a page assuming vertical presentation?

e.g. would vertical text never contain a phrase like 'see the diagram to the left' which would be nonsensical if the user rotates the text direction to horizontal, in which case the diagram is now below?

Based on your comments about 'see page 23' etc. I believe you think this sort of writing is poor and should be discouraged, but does it occur?

AndyT (lordpixel - the cat who walks through walls)
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