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Re: Dreams aloud

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 13:08:33 -0700
Message-ID: <003701c45d4b$b0e27ce0$eb01000a@AFedoniouk>
To: "Justin Wood" <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>, "W3C Style List" <www-style@w3.org>

That was just dreams about let's say XCSS :)
I mean not a proposal or something proven.

The result of handling situations like:
{
  display:inline;
  floats:left;
}

Too many if's and else's to implement the logic effectively...


Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com




>
> Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>
> >It would be nice if instead of three separate attributes width,
min-width,
> >max-width we represent
> >'width' as an aggregate or structure:
> >
> >width: 100px; /* old style */
> >width: 50% (min:20px, max:100px)
> >
> >This will solve independent cascading issues mentioned in my previous
> >posting.
> >
> >The same approach could be used for 'display':
> >
> >display: block(position:float-left)
> >display: block(position:absolute, top:10px, ... )
> >display: inline;
> >
> >Just to avoid mutualy exclusive attribute values.
> >
> >That are only dreams of course.
> >
> >Andrew Fedoniouk.
> >http://terrainfomatica.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> As I do agree that this would be a good way to prevent mistakes on the
> user-side, I do not feel it would be worth it to re-write/re-scope these
> attributes, plus if width: ... (.....)   was not recognized format for a
> UA, it would discard the width specification, would we want to
> completely discard all directives with min/max width and leave a
> completely broken UI for older UA's or keep our current approach.
>
> Also that format would become unessecarily (sp?) complex, we would then
> have what would be coined `sub-properties` (by me).  these
> sub-properties would then be placed into the description block for each
> property that used them, and would add that much more complexity to a
> single properties parsing/description.
>
> What if you want to modify the position in the display: block... one you
> have, later in the CSS or through DOM, how would you do this for example?
>
> Just my thoughts,
> ~Justin Wood
>
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