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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 07:56:56 -0700
Message-Id: <4A18AC86-8BD0-42E5-9E90-E67E2EB41709@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>

On May 2, 2012, at 2:18 PM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:

> [fantasai:]
>> 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?
>>   margin-before/margin-after vs. margin-head/margin-tail
>>   caption-side: before/after vs. caption-side: head/tail
>> Thoughts?
> I'm not thrilled with before/after for block direction given that ::before
> and ::after usually end up behaving as ::start/::end, which is confusing.

I don't know about "usually". I know display:inline is the default for those pseudo-elements, but in my experience, I almost always either set them to display:block or abspos them to some other location entirely.

Personally, I prefer the terms apex/nadir. But I do t expect anyone to agree with me there. 
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:57:32 UTC

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