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Re: [css-writing-modes][CSS21] propagation of 'direction' from <body>

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:42:10 +0100
To: "Greg Whitworth" <gwhit@microsoft.com>, "Koji Ishii" <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xvmvskhoidj3kv@simons-mbp>
On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:26:33 +0100, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com> wrote:

> Is it only me, I'm lost for what good thing we're doing this
> discussion. I've never heard of single complaints from users nor
> authors not to propagate from body.
>
> I understand sometimes we need to sacrifice web-compat and thus users
> and authors for bigger benefits, but I do not see single benefits in
> this case. Can someone please explain?

The status quo is not interoperable, because 'direction' affects so many  
different things in CSS. If the <body> special-case was dealt with in  
HTML, it would be more isolated in implementations, and so everything in  
CSS would get the desired result.

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:42:41 UTC

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