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Re: CSS3[the box model]: Overflow values

From: Coises <Randy@Coises.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 18:27:59 -0700
To: <list@adamvandenhoven.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
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[Tue, 27 Aug 2002 16:47:53 -0700] Adam van den Hoven:
>I have one very good reason to be afraid of table elements.
[...]
>To my way of thinking, the argument that you can use tables to do it
>now, so extending the box model is unnecessary is equivalent to saying
>that the default rendering of BLOCKQUOTE is to offset the left edge of
>its contents so we shouldn't bother with margin left. 

I see your point, and I stand corrected.

It still seems to me that what you want to create is, in any reasonable
sense of the word, a "table": rows and columns, where each column contains
one type of information (labels or data entry fields) and each row contains
information pertaining to a single entity (one item in the form).  You just
want the physical layout (table-like or any other way) to be defined
entirely using style sheets, rather than depending on tags in the document.
I see, now (in a general sense --- the specifics are beyond my knowledge)
why you might prefer, almost need, to do it that way.

And I still, somehow, have the "intuition" that floats aren't the right
tool for this.  Maybe the right tool has yet to be invented: something that
will allow us to impose "table-like" presentation on structured data
through a style sheet alone.
-- 
Randall Joseph Fellmy aka Randy@Coises.com
Received on Tuesday, 27 August 2002 21:28:31 GMT

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