2008-04-04 13:39:53: Created issue 'Positioning a background image a certain distance from an edge that depends on the writing mode' nickname position from end owned by Elika Etemad on product CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders, description 'Background images, especially for inline text, are sometimes used to decorate the text. In such a case, the position of the image may depend on the writing mode and thus it may be necessary to indicate that the 'background-position' is calculated with respect to a "start" or "after" edge instead of from the top left.
Apart from adding keywords to 'background-position', options are to use '::before' and '::after' to add the decorations, to use selectors creatively (':lang()' and [DIR=...]), or introduce new pseudo-classes ':tlr' and ':rtl' that represent the inherited value of the DIR attribute.
This issue should probably be considered in combination with ISSUE-10
, especially if a solution with new keywords is considered: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Tracker/issues/10'
non-public [Bert Bos]