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Re: New layout language.

From: <Kris@meridian-ds.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 23:21:59 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB3799B38.4801DC86-ON86257035.0017FC67-86257035.0017FC89@meridian-ds.com>


<shakes head/>

Orion... I'm pretty confused that this point.  That as easy to understand
as it could be.  Any chance you can post your description and maybe some
pretty pictures to diagram it all somewhere?  That would aid a bit.

Crits:

You get into:

left:0%+n; (using css markup since we'll all understand) pretty quickly
without giving me a really good definition of what "n" is...  Maybe I
missed it, please define.

You also mention that ems will be used for width and height of elements...
having never used ems this way (I generally use % or pixels) my first
impression is that the width and height would size in accordance with text.
Please confirm.  Couldn't that be a little problematic?  I realize we can
do it with css currently, but like I said, I've never done it, so I'm just
asking.

Finally:  I get the impression that you intend a left,top,width,height for
virtually all elements (perhaps all since this is designed with layout in
mind and not text styling).  That seems like it could be a LOT of extra,
uncessesary code.  Please Confirm.

Kris
Received on Tuesday, 5 July 2005 04:22:28 GMT

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