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Re: [css3-gcpm] New WD: Generated Content for Paged Media

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 13:26:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4493E6FF.6010806@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: www-style@w3.org
Ok, not really directly related to generated content for paged media, but…:

Right now, there is afaik no means to set properties globally. This is 
especially noticable in @page directives, e.g. I have to do this to set 
a font which is used in all footers, headers and content:

:root {
   font: small sans-serif;
@page {
   @bottom {
      font: small sans-serif;
   @top {
       font: small sans-serif;

This repetitiveness is rather annoying, at the least it would be nice if 
I could say :root, @page @bottom, @page @top {}, it would be even better 
if a font set in @page would inherit down to its child at-rules, and it 
would be best if there were some pseudo-class that applies to all, page 
boxes included.

By the way, I am of the opinion that the ‘Generated lists’ section 
covers something that should really just be done with XSLT.


Bert Bos schreef:
> The CSS WG published a new WD, titled
>     CSS3 module: Generated Content for Paged Media
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-css3-gcpm-20060612
> It describes features typically only used when printing: running headers 
> and footers, footnotes, references to page numbers, floats to the top 
> and bottom of a page, etc.
> Indeed, we may define explicitly that these features *don't* work in 
> interactive media. (Although I already heard people ask for footnotes 
> to work interactively as well, possibly as a light-weight form of 
> hyperlink, opening a pop-up.)
> It's the first draft of these features and in a very early stage. 
> Feedback welcome. (Please prefix subject lines with [css3-gcpm].)
> Bert

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Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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