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Re: [css3-writing-modes] eliminate 'sideways' and 'sideways-left' for 'text-orientation'

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:30:16 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <91300778.21734151.1410831016080.JavaMail.zimbra@mozilla.com>

fantasai wrote:

> > I continue to think that the behavior of 'sideways' is unnecessary
> > here and the fact that you have three property values here will
> > cause author confusion. But the table cell case you and GĂ©rard have
> > pointed out makes sense so I'll relent here.
> 
> 'sideways' is automatic so that horizontal-script authors don't
> have to think about which direction they rotated the block.
> You just set
>    'text-orientation: sideways'
> on the root element and forget about it.

Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by "which direction they
rotated the block". Are you talking about which writing mode they
set on a given table header (i.e. vertical-rl vs. vertical-lr)?

Cheers,

John
Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:30:43 UTC

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