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Re: [css3-page] New WD for CSS paged Media

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 03:02:30 -0000
Message-ID: <78A3602ADF54BA4EAB53F378BF55588B01009CE5@G3W0067.americas.hpqcorp.net>
To: <david@empyree.org>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

Hello David,
Thanks for your comments [1] on CSS3 Paged Media [2]. Responses follow.

Issue 7:
>* bottom-right-corner
>* bottom-left-corner
>* top-right-corner
>* top-left-corner

>have duplicates as

>* right-bottom-corner
>* left-bottom-corner
>* right-top-corner
>* right-bottom-corner
After some discussion, the Working Group feels that it is not
advantageous to provide aliases.

Issue 8:
>== Center and middle ==

>Also, I personally consider middle as a one-dimension value while  
>center is a two-dimension value

These terms have been in place a long time, and that's what
implementations are using. Dictionaries seem to define these terms
interchangeably. We prefer not to change names at this point.

Issue 9:
>Is it in the scope of this recommendation to state how UA and CSS  
>should work when it comes to headers and footers? For instance, more  
>often than not, I (and I presume most people) do not want  
>administrative informations to be written on a page (like the address  
>of the printed document: C://bla/ble/bli.html).

It is expected that the usual cascading rules apply.  So for example, an
author's footer would override the UA's default footer such as
"C://bla/ble/bli.html", and the end user could in turn override that...

Issue 10:
>== Orientation ==

>Orienting an Image on the Page <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-css3- 
>page-20061010/#orienting> doesn't appear to me as Paged Media  
>specific. Could you explain why it is here?

The motivations are primarily pragmatic.  CSS3 is a huge task, and will
take many years to complete.  Some modules will be mature much earlier
than others.  This feature was initially driven by print market
scenarios, and so makes some sense here; it's logically a better fit for
the Box module [3], but we don't expect that to be ready for
implementation and testing any time soon.  It's primarily our desire to
see it implemented sooner rather than later that's led to its inclusion
in Paged Media.  We expect a future revision to move this property to

Thanks again for your comments.  If you strongly disagree with any of
our resolutions, please let us know within 10 days.  Otherwise, I will
assume they are acceptable to you.

Best wishes,


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2006Oct/0084
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-css3-page-20061010
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-box-20021024

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Consumer Printing and Imaging
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