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[css3-gcpm] Leaders

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:34:43 +0200
Message-ID: <44926D23.2050400@re.be>
To: www-style@w3.org


I have a few comments about leaders.

1) The leader function can have a string as well as a keyword as
   its first argument. Since there is always a string alternative
   for the keywords and since the approach is based on glyphs, I
   think the keywords are not needed. They would only be needed
   for things that are drawn by the UA, in which case for example
   the spacing between the dots or the thickness of the rule should
   be definable through a property.

2) The second optional argument to the leader function is not needed.
   Regular properties influence the appearance of leaders, so the
   regular inheritance rules can be applied.

3) The WD asks "Should other properties influence the appearance of leaders?".
   If leaders are repetitions of glyphs they are inline material and
   hence any property that applies to inline elements should also
   apply to leaders.

4) Determining the length of a leader is based on the available empty
   space on a line. It should also be possible to fix its length,
   either through a property of type <length> (leader-length for example),
   or perhaps by specifying the number of repetitions in an optional
   argument to the leader function.


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