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Optional content in paged media

From: Michael Day <mikeday@bigpond.net.au>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 18:04:21 +1000
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0205091758280.3177-100000@gondor.bigpond.net.au>


The requirements for the CSS3 Paged Media module do not seem to cover the
situation when you might want certain content to appear at the end of a
page when there is space for it, or be omitted entirely if there is not.

For example, the various page-break-* properties could lead to a large
amount of unused space at the end of a page, and the user wishes to place
an image or a piece of text "intentionally left blank" in this space. If
there is no gap, as may happen if everything fits neatly and fills the
page, then no content should be inserted.

How could such a thing be specified using CSS? Perhaps as a position:fixed
box and some extra condition that if another box overlaps it, then it
should not be displayed at all?

Any suggestions would be appreciated,

Received on Thursday, 9 May 2002 03:51:54 UTC

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