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

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:20:31 +0800
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+d3JeuMMkTecK2GRiZ7vEFdSKuqrbszk_KiVVKiTcwVqA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, MURAKAMI Shinyu <murakami@antenna.co.jp>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-cjk@w3.org" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
> wrote:
> >> I'm not too concerned if JLREQ is inconsistent, I'm a little more
> concerned
> >> if Japanese itself is inconsistent.
> >
> > I think Japanese is inconsistent as much as English is. They won't be
> consistent without "of what," like, "line head" means left in horizontal
> flow, and "glyph head" means opposite in Mongolian. "Header" of a vertical
> flow table may appear either top or right, I guess both are correct from
> English perspective, no?
> >
> > I think this is an issue where there won't be a single correct answer,
> both "head/foot" and "before/after" makes sense in some cases and doesn't
> in other cases, and therefore we can't make everyone happy.
> >
> > I'm more concerned that this issue blocks the spec for months. Why
> doesn't the WG make a vote and decide?
> We did.  We decided on switching to head/foot some time ago.  ^_^

to which I have a standing objection
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