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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 14:53:23 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA1nTom8BJhesZQq+JAqAhCuFMM+NtsxJNgyiPmebzsYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:46 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
> wrote:
>>
>> On 01/15/2015 08:44 AM, Glenn Adams wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>     And why?
>>>
>>>
>>> i can see it being reasonable to say that "in the context of text
>>> alignment, left (right) is interpreted as start (end) in
>>> vertical writing modes" but i don't believe it reasonable to say that
>>> "left means right" in a bidi horizontal writing mode
>>
>>
>> Which never happens. What are you talking about?
>
>
> i'm speaking of the potential to interpret 'left' as 'start', which in the
> case of a horizontal WM ltr block would mean 'right'; if this interpretation
> is never admitted, then there is less of a problem than I had suspected

'left' never means 'start'.  It means either "left" or "line-left".
"line-left" and "start" are not synonymous.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 15 January 2015 22:54:12 UTC

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