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Re: Rendering order without positioning

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 13:59:16 -0400
Message-ID: <410-220045124175916859@mindspring.com>
To: "Malcolm Rowe" <malcolm-www-style@farside.org.uk>, www-style@w3.org

> [Original Message]
> From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-www-style@farside.org.uk>
> What problem, exactly, is this trying to solve? And why is something
> that looks essentially like it's operating at the DOM level a suitable
> task for CSS? 
> Not to be obtuse, but I just don't see an obvious use case here. 

I can think of one, altho it may not be the one the proponent
had in mind. Client side sorting of tables or lists by the choosing
of alternate stylesheets.  Whether it is enough of a use case
to merit making it something doable by CSS instead of scripting
or XSLT is another question, but placing lists or tables in particular
orders can be viewed as a styling issue.
Received on Monday, 24 May 2004 14:06:27 UTC

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