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

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:16:48 +0900
Message-ID: <CAN9ydbXMpF0zthyyPVGAoWTQh=m3QE74S2htjRE4gUVm3j2-uA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Do we know how exactly we are not interoperable? As you said before,
IE, Safari, Chrome propagates from body to HTML, right? I don't know
how to test propagation for direction, so can't test Firefox without
writing-mode support.

Shouldn't we try to understand better how it's not interoperable, and
try to fix only where needed?

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
> 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 11:17:16 UTC

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