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Re: [css3-gcpm] [css3-page] Named page lists

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 21:35:07 +0200
Message-ID: <18551.46571.275344.523582@opera.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Also sprach fantasai:

 > Yes, it makes sense. :) But it doesn't answer the question of
 > how to deal with
 >    <div style="page: foo"/>
 >    <div style="page: foo"/>
 > which currently don't trigger (n != name-of-the-current-page), vs.
 > your example of
 >    <div style="page: chapter"/>
 >    <div style="page: chapter"/>
 > which you you seem to want to trigger that condition.

Right. There are two types of triggers: page-break triggers and
first-page triggers. The example doesn't trigger page-break (because
the page names are the same), but it does trigger first-page. That is,
the pages where div elements start will be considered first pages
because they have non-auto values on the 'page' property.

In practice, I expect styles like these to be used in combination with
explicit page breaks. E.g.:

    <div style="page: chapter; page-break-before: left"/>
    <div style="page: chapter; page-break-before: left"/>

However, we also have to deal with the situation where the second div
element continues on an existing page. This could be problematic if
because the page, most likely, already has been laid out and we do not
want to change the size of the page area. We could address this in
several ways, e.g. by saying that page-name:first will only have
effect if the element starts on a new page. Or that the page area
cannot be set unless the element starts on a new page.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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