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RE: [css3-page]: Comments on pages media -- issue 43

From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:00:28 -0800
Message-ID: <79417AA297C63F4EA33B68AC105464A901BFCDF5@xboi22.boise.itc.hp.com>
To: werner.donne@re.be
Cc: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>


Your issue (#43 from [1]) shown below, has not been accepted by the editor.
There are no restrictions on the properties that can be used within the
margin context and therefore, no need for a new property to apply formatting
to the content on a margin box. Please see [2] for an example usage.

If you have more comments on this issue, you have seven days, until February
21, 2004, to reply.
 -- Jim Bigelow, editor

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-page/#page-based-counters
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2003Sep/0114.html
> Issue 43
> > 4) Populating margin boxes
> > 
> > The string-set property, combined with the page-policy, can 
> > be used to provide content for the margin boxes coming from 
> > the document itself. The content function, which is available 
> > in the string-set property, is however not specified. My 
> > understanding is that it can capture text from within an 
> > element. This is not enough for the margin boxes, because 
> > then it is impossible to say how this text should layed out 
> > in the margin boxes. It is also not an option to take over 
> > the properties that apply to the text which was captured, 
> > because very often the style is different in the running 
> > headers and footers from the style in the document itself.
> > 
> > I propose to introduce the formatted-set property. It could 
> > be applied to any element. The effect would be that it would 
> > be set with the formatted result of that element, even if its 
> > display type is "none", which would be the case in practice 
> > if the destination is a margin box. In the latter case the 
> > element would not be visible in the document flow, but would 
> > contribute to formatting elsewhere. The "formatted" function 
> > would produce the formatted result, just like the string 
> > function produces the captured string. In this proposal the 
> > string-set property and string function would remain very 
> > useful to populate these special elements.
> > 
Received on Saturday, 14 February 2004 20:00:30 GMT

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