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Re: [css3-layout] Issues/suggestions for Template Layout Module

From: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:14:05 +0200
Message-ID: <65307430904280614v3b63f775q4aed3f8873bcd90a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2009/4/28 Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>:
>> 3. Some examples have suggested that template slots deal with borders
>> and padding the same way table cells do, but this may not be quite
>> clear enough. So I would recommend adding at least one more example
>> with expected rendering of a template with various combinations of
>> paddings, borders, margins applied to slot elements.
> The main purpose of the template was to position elements, not to add any
> new decorations. Some people asked for backgrounds on slots. They were easy
> to specify and don't influence the layout, so they were added. But borders
> are much harder. The borders in the draft are only set on elements, not on
> slots. Unless there is a convincing case for adding more borders than there
> are elements, I prefer to keep the templates as simple as possible...

Actually, you need borders as soon as you put more elements inside the
slot, and you want a border/padding covering the whole slot without
using additional elements.
You can fake it setting border-top on the first element, border-bottom
on the last and left / right on elements in the middle, but I'm not
sure that is the way to go (you most of time need additional classes /
IDs for those elements).
This also applies if you have a template row/column greater than the
element inside the slot, and you want to align borders between slots.
Summing up, I think that the following properties should be allowed
for ::slot: padding, border (including border-image), position (only
relative) and top/left/right/bottom/z-index, page break related
properties (to avoid breaking rows/columns).
Also I would like to see allowed by Selectors Level 4 the combinations
::slot(a)::before and ::slot(a)::after, to insert text inside slots,
without inserting it into elements (that may have border / padding)

> Bert
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