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Re: [css3-text-layout] New editor's draft - margin-before/after/start/end etc.

From: MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 17:48:01 +0900
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100607174800.95F8.B794FC04@asahi-net.or.jp>
> Fallback can be handled by other proposals, too. E.g. [1]
>  [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jun/0190.html

It is not impossible.  However, such pseudo selectors or media queries 
basically require authors to create two sets of margin/padding/border properties: 
one for vertical writing and the other for horizontal writing.  Authoring of such two 
sets is certainly painful.  Murakami-san thinks it is prohibitively painful.  At least,
one could argue that such design is not fair.

At least two implementations already decided to abuse existing physical properties 
as logical properties.  They are: http://www.lovelyreader.com/ and 
http://blog.print.cssj.jp/?itemid=197 (I learned them from Murakami-san.)
Apparently, their implementors believe that the omission of logical properties 
in CSS is a serious flaw.

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