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

On 09/15/2014 09:30 PM, John Daggett wrote:
> 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)?

Yes. (From an English-language perspective, there isn't "vertical writing",
there's just rotated text...)


Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:46:30 UTC