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Re: [css-align] Confusing Positional alignment values 'left' / 'right'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:17:03 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCo61A_R3e-EUzO_dX4ELMLgSGZF__-MttcQQjXVsTcWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julien Chaffraix <jchaffraix@google.com>
Cc: www-style@w3c.org
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 1:59 AM, Julien Chaffraix <jchaffraix@google.com> wrote:
> It was pointed out to me that 'left' / 'right' [1] in the Box
> Alignment specification are not the physical directions but refer to
> the line-relative ones, resp. line-left / line-right. AFAICT these are
> new values in CSS Box Alignment, thus they could use the line-relative
> values from writing-mode [2] to prevent this confusion. Did I miss
> anything?

Is there a good reason to use "line-left/right" over "left/right"?  We
use left/right to refer to line-relative directions all over the
place, such as in text-align; we only differentiate the terms in specs
when necessary.

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