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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.

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

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