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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes F2F 2009-06-04 Part II: vertical-align ambiguities, Paged Media

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:01:28 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0906170901w576d0180j61217bf8f1beab74@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 1:36 AM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> Paged Media: Paginating content into zero height pages or columns
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Scribe: Anne
>
>  dbaron: don't
>  fantasai: what do you do?
>  alexmog: you have to avoid inifinite loops
>  fantasai: we can say it's undefined
>  Arron: don't render them
>  fantasai: you need to know when it ends
>  alexmog: every pagination engine i worked on forced one character on a page
>  alexmog: it would have a boolean somewhere "I've put something on this
> page"
>  alexmog: maybe a border, or some other continuation
>  fantasai: if I have a 10px box and put it into 3 zero height columns
>  fantasai: what do I get?
>  alexmog: I don't think we should define it here
>  alexmog: 1px could be considered process
>  alexmog: could give up and continue to the next one
>  alexmog: we could say that the user agent should make sure there's a finite
>           number of pages

I'm satisfied with alex's answer: "Undefined, but must be finite."
It's a fundamentally degenerate case, so the exact rendering doesn't
matter, so long as things don't break.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:02:20 GMT

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