Re: [css-writing-modes] Can't analyze a passage and find it redundantly technical

On 01/15/2018 12:43 PM, Dennis Heuer wrote:
> Hello,
> I don't get the sense of this paragraph:
> The content of replaced elements do not rotate due to the writing mode:
> images and external content such as from <iframe>s, for example, remain
> upright, and the default object size of 300px×150px does not re-orient.
> However embedded replaced content involving text (such as MathML
> content or form elements) should match the replaced element’s writing
> mode and line orientation if the UA supports such a vertical writing
> mode for the replaced content.
> To me, 'replaced' elements are gone! Why being exact on px values? Why
> should boxes follow writing-mode? What about:
> The writing mode does only affect text-related elements, including
> embedded elements with content written in separate scripts like MathML,
> if the User Agent supports this...

Replaced elements have a very specific technical meaning in CSS,
and this paragraph is addressing those. It lists a number of
examples to make sure that readers understand the full extent of
its implications. Your rewrite is less precise, and therefore,
not appropriate for the specification. You are welcome to write
tutorials and articles about writing mode with less precision :)
but we cannot afford to do so here.

CSS Writing Modes specification editor

Received on Monday, 15 January 2018 22:11:21 UTC