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Re: [CSS 2.1] Section 13.3.3 Allowed page breaks inconsistent

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:51:02 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200704161851.02530.bert@w3.org>

The CSS WG decided _not_ to change the spec in response to Melinda 
Grant's comment[1] about not being able to override a parent element's 
'break-inside' with a 'break-before' in a child. (The case that a 
'page-break-inside: avoid' is set on an element with large children is 
rare and then the author probably _meant_ to avoid breaks between the 
children. There is, however, an argument for creating a scale of 
"better" and "worse" places for page breaks, but that requires more 
values for the properties and is something to consider for CSS3.)

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Mar/0068

(For reference, this is issue 32 in the forthcoming "Disposition of 

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