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Re: Rendering order without positioning

From: liorean <liorean@f2o.org>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 22:47:32 +0200
Message-ID: <40B10DE4.6010405@f2o.org>
To: Orion Adrian <oadrian@hotmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Orion Adrian wrote:
>> Something I feel missing from CSS is that there is no way to swap the positions of content without using positioning, and positioning is limited in that it removes the elements from their natural places in the normal document flow. I would like to propose a property that allows for changing the rendering order within the normal document flow.
> Then the problem really is that you should be able to position elements and have it affect the flow. See the post "Fixing the Layout Algorithm (Not %%)".

Well, that's not what I want. Positioning is visual, and this has nothing to do with visual representation of content whatsoever. This would affect an aural rendered as well as a braille renderer or a text only visual renderer or a graphical visual renderer. What I want is the possibility of, without disrupting or making any changes to the flow, change the order of the boxes that render within the natural flow. Your proposal doesn't address the problem, as it relates only to positioning.
 
> This just seems like another work around for dealing with a fundamental problem of CSS.

It's a try at fixing fundamental problem with CSS, yes, without breaking CSS as it looks today. I wouldn't call it a workaround, however, since it does directly address the problem.

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