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RE: [css3-page] LCWD issue 09 -- [9] Section 3.1 "Margin box"

From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 00:35:41 -0500
Message-ID: <79417AA297C63F4EA33B68AC105464A90156E6D3@xboi22.boise.itc.hp.com>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ernest wrote:
> 
> [define three left margin boxes] @left-top', 
> '@left-center', and '@left-bottom'. ...
> 
> The intent is for @left-top, @left-center, and @left-bottom 
> to act much as @top-left, @top-center, and @top-right do 
> except that instead of working to divide up the width of the 
> top margin between corner boxes, they would divide up the 
> height of the left margin between the corner boxes
> 
> All three of these boxes would have a default value of 
> 'text-align' of "center" (just as @left does) but @left-top 
> would have a default value of 'vertical-align' of "top" and 
> @left-bottom would have a default value of "bottom".  (Note: 
> given the ra[n]ges of values for 'text-align' and 
> 'vertical-align  might it be better to name the @left-center 
> rule @left-middle instead?)
> 
> Similarly for the right margin we would have @right-top, 
> @right-center, and @right-bottom.  ... @left and @right 
> could be simply dropped instead of deprecated.
> 
Your issue has been accepted. The @left and @right boxes are removed since
no other specification references them in the way that @top and @bottom are
referenced by PWG specifications [1, 2]. The following boxes are defined in
the place of @left and @right with the defaults you recommend.

left-top:
a variable height box within the area defined by the left margin and
adjacent to the bottom of the top-left-corner.  

left-middle:
a variable height box in the area defined by the left margin, centered on
the page area, and between the left-top and left-bottom margin boxes.  

left-bottom:
a variable height box within the area defined by the left margin and
adjacent to the top of the bottom-left-corner.  

right-top:
a variable height box within the area defined by the right margin and
adjacent to the bottom of the top-right-corner.  

right-middle:
a variable height box in the area defined by the right margin, centered on
the page area, and between the right-top and right-bottom margin boxes.  

right-bottom:
a variable height box within the area defined by the right margin and
adjacent to the top of the bottom-right-corner.  


If you have any further comment on this topic, you have 7 days, until 10
February 2004, to respond.
 -- Jim Bigelow

[1] ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/xhtml-print/drafts/xhtml-print-draft-095.pdf 
[2] http://www.pwg.org/xhtml-print/HTML-Version/CSS-Print.html 
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