ISSUE-38: TextAlign002 and use of textAlign on span elements

TextAlign002 and span

TextAlign002 and use of textAlign on span elements

TTML 1.0 Test Suite
Raised by:
Philippe Le Hégaret
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I noticed that the test TextAlign002.xml is using textAlign on a span
<p begin="0s" end="10s" tts:textAlign="right"><span tts:textAlign="left">This caption is on the left</span>.</p>

However, the spec indicates that textAlign can only be applied to p
elements (see table in section 8.2.19). Since the span element has the
width of the text it contains, textAlign would have no effect here

I suggest TextAlign should also be applicable to region, body, and div.

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Philippe Le Hégaret, 11 Dec 2008, 13:11:28

the usage above (on span) needs to be removed, since it is not semantically applicable; furthermore, it would be redundant to apply to div or body since block areas always consume maximum extent in the inline progression direction (of their parent areas);

Glenn Adams, 4 May 2009, 12:24:51

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