Re: [CSSWG][css-writing-modes] Last Call for Comments on CSS3 Writing Modes

From: Koji Ishii <>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:22:10 +0000

On Feb 7, 2014, at 0:02, fantasai <> wrote:

>>> 6.2 second paragraph (after the list of four "flow-relative directions" -- block-end, block-start, etc.)
>>> "Where unambiguous (or dual-meaning), the terms start and end are used in place of block-start/inline-start and
>>> block-end/inline-end, respectively."
>>> {COMMENT: "unambiguous" is the opposite of "dual-meaning" -- "dual meaning" means "ambiguous"; do you mean the following?
>>> (if so it's o.k. to eliminate the stuff in parentheses altogether):}
>> Fixed.
> Similarly, this is an incorrect edit. The intent is the opposite
> of "ambiguous" in the sense of "lacking clearness or definiteness".
> If the intent is clear from context OR if the intent encompasses
> both meanings, then the ambiguous terms start/end are allowed to
> be used. I have removed the parentheses to make this clear.

After a bit more discussion with fantasai, the intent of “dual-meaning” in this context is “both directions”, but I thought it means “either. direction”

Maybe it’s better to use different wording that indicates “both directions” better?


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