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Re: [css-writing-modes] Propose writing-mode: sideways-left

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:54:02 -0700
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150603035402.GA19237@pescadero.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2015-06-03 11:35 +0900, Koji Ishii wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 5:25 AM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 2015-06-03 04:00 +0900, Koji Ishii wrote:
> >> I'd like to propose:
> >>
> >>   writing-mode: sideways-left
> >>
> >> which is equivalent to setting the two properties:
> >>   writing-mode: vertical-lr;
> >>   text-orientation: sideways-left;
> >
> > CSS doesn't have properties where some of their values reset another
> > property but some don't.  So are you proposing that writing-mode
> > always become a shorthand that includes text-orientation?  (And, if
> > so, is there now a longhand corresponding to the actual value in
> > writing-mode?)
> 
> Ah, no. I meant to "move the value to writing-mode", so
> "text-orientation: sideways-left" is gone in this proposal. Sorry for
> not clarifying that in the original post. Otherwise we're not solving
> issues.
...
> I need better wording for the spec, but is the intention clear now?

I still don't follow.

With your proposal:
 (1) what values does 'writing-mode' take?
 (2) what values does 'text-orientation' take?

-David

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