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

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:26:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+exWu23p4B_keRnAqgerKSnMp-ZsdGE=r5O5gGCmxqXOA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Julien Chaffraix <jchaffraix@google.com>, www-style@w3c.org
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 9:17 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
>

which in our opinion is an exceedingly broken usage


>
> ~TJ
>
>
Received on Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:27:18 UTC

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