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

From: Adil Allawi <adil@diwan.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 16:40:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4C0D12E1.2060808@diwan.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
  Hi Fatasai,

Thanks for the clarification. With regard to your third point I would 
point out there is a relevant use-case for aligning the bullet on the 
basis of the direction of the list container instead of the <li> 
element. In 2004 NTT DoCoMo produced a specification for Bi-di support 
with its i-Mode service. Aligning the bullets on the basis of the list 
container direction was one of the requirements. I would assume that 
this behaviour has been implemented in several Nokia and Symbian phones 
and I know it is the standard behaviour of the Openwave (now Myriad) 
mobile browser. This means that there is existing XHTML content and UAs 
that have this behaviour.

I would be interested to know what use-cases influenced the CSS WG decision.


On 06/06/2010 20:30, fantasai wrote:
>   3. There are use-cases for having the bullet change position based on
>      the list item's direction rather than that of its containing block:
>      since it is not obviously wrong, the WG finds there is inadequate
>      justification to make this change to CSS2.1.
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 18:27:28 UTC

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