Re: <PAGE> proposal

Hakon Lie (
Fri, 5 Jan 1996 11:25:47 +0100

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 11:25:47 +0100
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To: (Albert Lunde)
Subject: Re: <PAGE> proposal
In-Reply-To: <>
From: Hakon Lie <>

Albert Lunde writes:

 > I kind of agree with the line of thought that says that it would
 > be better to put pagination control for a particular media in
 > style sheets. 


 > I just looked, and this _has_ been addressed in the draft of CSS1

Pagination certainly belongs in style sheets, and has been a part of
CSS1 until the draft of 22 Dec. It was only taken out because we're a
bit unsure of terminology. We're working on a CSS layout language that
will allow the specification of frames within a page. Thus, one also
wants to specify the break w.r.t. frames.

The proposed CSS properties/values are:

  break-before: new-page | new-frame | neutral | same-page | same-frame 
  break-after : new-page | new-frame | neutral | same-page | same-frame
  break-inside: neutral | discourage | never 

A style sheet could look like:

  H1 { break-before: new-page; 
       break-after : same-page;
       break-inside: never }

  P  { break-before: neutral;
       break-after : neutral;
       break-inside: discourage }



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France