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Re: New layout language.

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 17:07:34 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010507051407536396dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 7/5/05, Kris@meridian-ds.com <Kris@meridian-ds.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Orion, I'm confused.
> 
> Here's why.
> 
> 1.) you tell me that you can't do "insert whatever here"
> 
> 2.) I give you the css to do it.

There are layouts you can do with CSS including the example I gave
you, but there are a host of them you can't do. I'll send you
individual ones in picture format.
 
> 3.) you tell me that you don't care about the specific case, but all cases.

Yes, the current system allows for a subset of all layouts, but not all layouts.

> 4.) The way in which you intend to write your new layout language is really
> no different than simply making all of your layout regions divs that's
> direct parent is the body, and then you just place a:
> 
> position:absolute;
> top:whatever;
> left:whatever;
> width:whatever;
> height:whatever;

Minus the position: absolute and adding z-index (as you mentioned)
yes. It also adds the role attribute. Read the primer [1] for why I
think there should be a split.

> on them which is really no different from your system that you're proposing
> (if I understand it correctly) and the only thing we're missing is a little
> z-indexing which your system would have needed as well.  So... please
> advise... where'd I miss the boat?

There are many desirable layouts that can't be done. The one I gave
earlier can be done. Many simple layouts can be done, but they're
cumbersome. Also read the primer [1].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2005Jul/0189.html

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Orion Adrian
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