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RE: [css3-page] LCWD issue 23 -- [23] Section 3.4.1 Example

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 21:32:54 -0500
Message-ID: <410-2200420823254781@mindspring.com>
To: "BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1)" <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Cc: "W3C CSS List" <www-style@w3.org>




> [Original Message]
> From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
> To: <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
> Date: 2/7/2004 8:30:01 PM
> Subject: RE: [css3-page] LCWD issue 23 --  [23] Section 3.4.1 Example
>
> Your issue, shown below, has been rejected by the editor.  If you have any
> further comment on this topic, you have 7 days, until 14 February 2004, to
> respond.
>
> > 
> > 
> > The placing of the comments in the example is haphazard.  Sometimes 
> > they are inside the declaration block, other times they are outside. 
> > Either placement is justifiable, but the example would look better if 
> > comment placement were consistent.
> > 
>
> The comments placed in outside versus inside the declaration blocks have
> different purposes. Those within the declarations serve as pseudo-code,
> albeit clumsily, while those outside the block are explanations.

While looking over that section to see if I wished to make any comment 
on your rejection of this issue, (I decided on making no comment) I noticed
a pair of more serious problems.

1) The last four @page rules in the example box are missing the second '}'.

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2)The last example in the example block is faulty:

@page :left { @bottom-left-corner { ... /* left page numbers */ }}
@page :right { @bottom-right-corner { ... /* right page numbers */ }}
@page :first { @bottom-right-corner { ... /* empty footer on 1st page */ }}

This will only produce an empty footer if the first page is a right page.
As noted in Section 3.6,

"Whether the first page of a document is ':left' or ':right' depends on the
major writing direction of the document and is outside the scope of this
document. "

Thus, the example either needs an @bottom-left-corner rule added to the
last declaration block or the comment needs to be changed, for that rule
will not produce an empty footer if the first page is a left page.
Received on Saturday, 7 February 2004 21:31:00 GMT

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