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Re: [css-logical-props] inside/outside properties/values

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:09:38 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCRogOEGtL_=80r=b6qH89HKxqHLAycHFfpN9RCPDNMsA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> The draft which is currently called "CSS Logical Properties" describes
> property names and values that are relative to the writing direction.
> The term "logical" is used without a definition, nor without a
> discussion. To me, it seems illogical to claim that these
> properties/values are any more logical than other properties. Rather,
> they should be referred to as being "writing-mode dependent",
> "direction-dependent", or something similar.
>
> A similar group of extensions are relative to the binding of a book:
> inside or outside. Prince has implemented these, as in:
>
>   margin-inside: ...
>   margin-outside: ..
>   float: inside | outside
>   clear: inside | outside
>   etc.
>
>   http://www.princexml.com/doc/9.0/properties/
>
> I believe the draft should also describe these sort of
> properties/values. A more generic title for a draft, which would cover
> all of the above cases, would be "formatting-dependent properties and
> values".

Agreed that we should address inside/outside as well.  Our solution
for writing-mode-depending properties *should* generalize to allow an
arbitrary number of property sets; in particular, the page-dependent
are top/inside/bottom/outside.  (Or do we want tobi order?)

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 23:10:25 UTC

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