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[css3-writing-modes] Keyword alternatives to "logical"

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:27:16 -0400
To: MURAKAMI Shinyu <murakami@antenna.co.jp>, Hakon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Yasuo Kida <kida@apple.com>
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By looking at John and Murakami-san's proposals and Håkon's feedback, I would like to propose another alternative to the "logical" keyword:

  margin-top: of-block 1em;

I hope this makes some sense in English, although question remains if:

  margin-left: of-block 1em;

can points to the correct side of the block in LTR/RTL. I can't determine from my English skill, someone's help would be appreciated. But if it does, this same keyword should work in shortcuts like this:

  margin: of-block 1em 2em 3em 4m;

It's just a change in keyword, but being able to use single keyword everywhere could help both authors and browser developers a bit.

To extend this to inside/outside scenario, we could say:

  margin-left: of-recto 1em;

Does this make sense in English? Maybe "in-recto" is the correct preposition, I'm not sure, but I hope you get the idea.

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