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Re: [css-text-decor] Proposal for the 'text-emphasis-position' property syntax values

From: Pierre-Anthony Lemieux <pal@sandflow.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 07:58:38 -0800
Message-ID: <CAF_7JxBerztS6+6v9Gj_wek24+Gpau23ecx9iO=2xNesC8PC8A@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Momdo Nakamura <xmomdo@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Hi fantasai,

Thanks for the feedback!

> 'over' and 'under' also take into account the 'writing-mode', except they do so in a way that handles Mongolian better.

Ok. I can file an issue against TTML2. Any additional detail on
"handles Mongolian better"? [ed.: I am not a Mongolian expert]

> The case of "only two lines" isn't really a significant consideration in CSS-based documents. :)

Unless the document to which CSS is applied is contains captions
and/or subtitles, right? Wouldn't that be the case for WebVTT or TTML
when rendered on the web platform?

Best,

-- Pierre

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 3:55 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 02/02/2017 02:10 PM, Pierre-Anthony Lemieux wrote:
>>
>> Hi fantasai et al.,
>>
>> I see the following issues:
>>
>> - the problem statement below indicates "[over/under/left/right] is
>> redundant and painful for authors". Doesn't 'before'
>> and 'after' solve this issue since they automatically take into
>> account writing direction?
>
>
> 'over' and 'under' also take into account the 'writing-mode',
> except they do so in a way that handles Mongolian better.
>
>> - TTML2 defines the 'auto' and 'outside' keywords, which, presumably,
>> have been found to be useful, but are not included in CSS
>> text-emphasis-position. Does CSS WG believe these keywords are not
>> useful and/or harmful?
>
>
> The case of "only two lines" isn't really a significant consideration
> in CSS-based documents. :) I think it's fine for TTML to have 'outside',
> it makes more sense for their use case. I would probably suggest not
> using TTML-only behavior as the default, though.
>
> ~fantasai
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