[whatwg] Control over selection direction

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Jan 13 15:11:32 PST 2011

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 3:08 PM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c at gmail.com>
> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 4:26 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <ryosuke.niwa at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I don't like "top"/"bottom" because it seems to imply certain visual
> > orientation. (e.g. I think RTL text in vertical writing mode flows bottom
> > up).  To make terms agnostic of text direction and writing mode, I'd
> prefer
> > "forwards" / "backwards".
> I don't know what "vertical writing mode" is.  RTL text flows bottom
> to top if you turn it ninety degrees clockwise, and top to bottom if
> you turn it counterclockwise, while LTR is the opposite.  But yeah, I
> think we're all in violent agreement on this point.

FYI, http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/

- Ryosuke

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