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RE: [css3-writing-modes] before/after terminology alternative?

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 06:07:34 -0400
To: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>, www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0D3C3C7EE8@MAILR001.mail.lan>
> From: Edward O'Connor [mailto:eoconnor@apple.com]
> >> We're pretty settled on start/end for the logical inline directions,
> >> but most people aren't that thrilled with before/after for the
> >> logical block directions. Someone suggested head/tail as an
> >> alternative. Would that be clearer? Do we want to switch?
> >
> > That is quite obscure, particularly for people who are not English speakers (and/or don't
> 'think' in English). -before/-after is (conceptually) much clearer to me and says exactly
> what is in the package.
> Agreed.

Agreed too. MS Word and Mac TextEdit uses before/after for paragraph spacing. OpenOffice uses above/below. Maybe because I'm not Enligsh speaker but head/tail sounds like more inline direction than before/after to me.

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