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conditional formatting based on odd/even page

I have done conditional formatting (e.g. alternate shading) of lines. However, how can I perform conditional formatting of content based on whether the page is odd or even? For instance, I may want to do a "float: right;" if it is a left page and a float: left;" if it is a right page.

You can use "float: inside" and "float: outside", which are relative to the two page spread.
OK, perhaps I shouldn't have used "float" as the example. What about aligning text left/right depending on the odd/even page?
You could try "text-align: inside" or "text-align-outside". There are several CSS properties that take care of paged styling - use "thinking in spreads" as a starting point.
you can use outside or inside as values of text-align.
Pardon me. I have been using various CSS references which do not have "outside" or "inside". In fact, I don't see those anywhere I look (except this site) but indeed that works. Thanks.
Not in fact a spec yet, but a "living idea": CSS Figures.
Also, Prince has several extensions to CSS, useful for paged media. Paged media CSS is still quite a work in progress, and you'll see that all formatters have their own extensions.
Prince14 supports many of the ideas from the CSS Figures draft. Here are some examples on how to use the float-defer-* properties for page spreads: