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Updated Draft of CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1

By fantasai August 27, 2018 (Permalink)
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The CSS Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1. This module introduces properties and values that control layout through
logical (writing-mode–relative), rather than physical, direction and dimension mappings.

The most significant open issue in the draft is the syntax for switching margin-style
shorthand parsing from physical to logical. The CSSWG would appreciate feedback and suggestions on this feature, see Issue 1282 and comment about constraints.

The other two open issues are about how logical longhands inherit (Issue 3029) and whether shorthands expand to all longhands or only either logical or physical (Issue 3030). Use cases that would tip the decision in one direction vs the other are particularly welcome (so far we have none, so the only consideration at the moment is implementation complexity).

We encourage everyone interested in this module to put some thought into these issues and to send any feedback for consideration. We hope to close off the issues by the end of October and transition the module to Candidate Recommendation shortly afterwards.

Please send feedback by either filing an issue in GitHub (preferable) or sending mail to the (archived) public mailing list www-style@w3.org with the spec code ([css-logical-1]) and your comment topic in the subject line. (Alternatively, you can email one of the editors and ask them to forward your comment.)

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