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Re: Text Flow

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 02:29:15 -0400
Message-ID: <443606BB.7020803@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
>>
>> Apologies if this is a common request, but I haven't seen it  
>> discussed, and could find no mention of it anywhere in the spec...
> 
> It's been made at least once before.
>> #firstDiv
>> {
>> 	text-overflow: id(#secondDiv);
>> }
> 
> This is a clear abuse of the DIV element.  You are introducing a 
> DIV element which doesn't represent a structural element in the document
> (and with the intention that the content be rendered as though arbitrarily
> split into two different divisions).
> 
> The Holy Grail of CSS is to eliminate the need to misrepresent the 
> structure of the document in order to get a desirable rendering.

Yes, this is true. Still, I'm rather interested to see what exactly he's
trying to do layout-wise. A lot of layouts today are done with extra markup
elements that shouldn't be there. We need to make CSS remove the need for
those hacks before they'll really go away...

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 7 April 2006 06:29:24 GMT

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