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Re: [css-logical-props] additional logical values for caption-side

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:51:44 +0100
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55FA7110.6030805@gmail.com>
On 17/9/15 08:32, fantasai wrote:
> On 07/01/2015 03:16 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> We're in the process of implementing the logical values[1] for
>> caption-side.
>>
>> Given that in addition to 'top' and 'bottom', Gecko supports the
>> 'top-outside' and 'bottom-outside' values (not currently
>> standard, but foreshadowed in [2]), I'd like to request that analogous
>> 'block-start-outside' and 'block-end-outside' values
>> should also be added.
>
> Hi Jonathan,
> The CSSWG discussed 'caption-side' and, deciding that they all
> hate 'caption-side' (and tables in general), that no new values
> should be added and therefore all existing values should just be
> logical. Or something. In any case, there's no longer a need for
> logical equivalents to the physical keywords (which are interpreted
> logically), so they are to be removed from Writing Modes.
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Sep/0113.html
>
> Please let me know if you have any concerns.

Thanks for the heads-up. I have just made the corresponding changes in 
Gecko (see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1202993), so as 
of Firefox 43 we will support this interpretation of caption-side values.

As we had already added the logical keywords as part of our vertical 
writing-mode support implementation, this means that we'll have a short 
period (Firefox 41 and 42) where those are supported, but I can't 
imagine this will matter much.

JK
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