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Re: Dynamic vertical spacing without overflow

From: Andrew Michael Eberbach <ameberba@student.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 16:46:41 -0500 (EST)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
cc: Gustav Svensson <gurra16@spray.se>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.44.0303051643120.9446-100000@bacon.math.uwaterloo.ca>

Hi,

I was thinking this would be possible with some clever use of margins but
then again I could be wrong.

> Other than CSS being designed for flowing documents (not user interfaces, but
> _documents_) in which the need to achieve the sort of layout being described is

Whoa. Isn't that a slight oversight? I mean when CSS was being done it
wasn't anything new to use HTML as a user-interface. Form elements anyone?
So tables are the way to go? Isn't that some kind of failure? I thought
I've been reading about CSS being able to eliminate table hacks.

Thanks,
Andrew


>
> In a box model designed for user interfaces (eg any widget toolkit) this would
> be trivial to accomplish.  But CSS, as it stands, is simply the wrong tool for
> this job.
>
> Boris
> --
> "Vast quantities of ethyl alcohol (CH3CH2OH) have been
> discovered near the center of our Galaxy; evidently our
> Galaxy has also discovered that the best place to store
> liquor is in the middle of the system!"
>                  -- Frank Shu, "The Physical Universe"
>
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