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[CSSWG][css-logical] FPWD CSS Logical Properties Level 1 (late announcement)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 12:09:12 +0330
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, public-review-announce@w3.org, 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>
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Seem to have completely forgotten to announce this one, but on 18 May 2017
the CSS WG published a First Working Draft of the CSS Logical Properties
and Values Module Level 1:

   https://www.w3.org/TR/css-logical-1/

This module introduces properties and values that control layout through
logical (writing-mode--relative), rather than physical, direction and
dimension mappings. (The module defines such flow-relative properties and
values for the features defined in [CSS21] and older CSS modules; newer
CSS modules are expected to define such equivalents on their own.)

This is a very late FPWD for a variety of unfortunate reasons, however as
a functional dependency of supporting 'writing-mode' for HTML much of the
draft has been implemented and shipped (per WG resolution, see [1]). An
explanation of the status of the spec is given in
   https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/WD-css-logical-1-20170518/#intro
   (note, the 'inset' name was later resolved in [2])

Further work on this module is likely to consist of fixing issues raised
against details such as the cascading mechanism, and either resolving or
deferring unstable features not required by HTML's default UA stylesheet.

One of the major open issues is the syntax for switching 'margin'-style
shorthand parsing from physical to logical, and the WG would appreciate
feedback and suggestions on this feature, see
   https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1282

Please review the draft, and send any comments to the www-style mailing list,
<www-style@w3.org>, prefixed with [css-logical] (as I did on this message)
or (preferably) file them in the GitHub repository at
   https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues

[1] https://www.w3.org/mid/CADhPm3t6TJbUN4HrJ+bVGieHFbmEO8gRoWcsoT5orEQm=q5TeQ@mail.gmail.com
     and https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Jul/0040.html
[2] https://www.w3.org/mid/CADhPm3syzXQ9td_5UFVaj9NEbza5kxb6Sb+0Qap0_+hQOOKxsQ@mail.gmail.com

For the CSS WG,
~fantasai
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