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Re: Optional content in paged media

From: Michael Day <mikeday@bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 19:54:42 +1000
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0205111946410.1150-100000@gondor.bigpond.net.au>

> I like your concept.  Specifying matters as a CSS author should be 
> simple enough.  Something like "appear: space-permitting" or "display: 
> block space-permitting" conveys the intent.  Writing the detailed 
> specification of when space permits and when it does not is going to be 
> the difficult undertaking.

Adding a new property for this purpose seems unnecessary, as there is
already "display" and "visibility". Allowing display to be conditional is
quite nice.

How about space permits when the block (I'm assuming this would only
sensibly apply to blocks) can be placed in the normal flow with the usual
collapsing margins without overflowing the page box?

On the other hand, it could be seen as saying that when the box overflows 
its containing box, the box should be removed from the flow. Better in 
overflow than display perhaps?

Received on Saturday, 11 May 2002 06:10:00 UTC

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