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Re: [css4-text] text-align: auto

From: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:25:20 +0200
Message-ID: <53DB9540.8010405@henke37.cjb.net>
To: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
François REMY skriver:
>> Spreadsheet applications support automatic text alignment in cells.
>> That means numeric values are right-aligned and everything else is
>> left-aligned (or rather start-aligned). This is the default behavior.
>> CSS has nothing like this.
> To my knowledge, no platform ever featured this kind of "automatic"
> text-alignement built-in. I believe CSS should not deal with the
> business logic of a particular app.
But is it "a particular app"? Think about how this would be useful for
authors in general.

Since it is already a convention, I imagine that many people would like
to have the same behavior in their own data tables.
Received on Friday, 1 August 2014 13:25:54 UTC

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