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Re: Controling structure with CSS

From: Tonico Strasser <tonico@hotpop.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 23:33:01 +0200
Message-ID: <407EFF8D.3000704@hotpop.com>
To: Matt Blissett <matt@blissett.me.uk>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>

Matt Blissett wrote:

> 
> On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 20:34:51 +0200, Tonico Strasser <tonico@hotpop.com>  
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> a quick question: would it make sense to allow authors to rearrange 
>> the  structure of a document wit CSS?
>>
>> Something like:
>>
>>    .icon {
>>      source-order: -1;
>>    }
> 
> 
> I don't think we need anything like that, CSS adds _style_, it is not 
> for  CSS to move content around. This also adds a huge layer of 
> complication --  consider selectors that depend on an elements relative 
> position  (:first-child and E + F &c)

So what would be the best way for moving elements around?

Another example: for screen I want to position some text on the top of 
the page, for print I want the same text at the bottom. Is this possible 
with CSS 3?

Tonico
Received on Thursday, 15 April 2004 17:18:14 GMT

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