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Re: layout idea

From: Jonathan Snook <jonathan.snook@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:17:01 -0400
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <E578FFBE-48E9-4E30-A7D9-40FE381B3278@gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
> It strikes me that all these methods, including Jonathan's,  
> Andrew's, and Advanced Layout Module, (and to some extent, Grid  
> Positioning) seek to create table-like structures. What they then  
> add, which display:table-cell lacks, is:
>
> 1. the ability to do rowspans and colspans (i.e. the equivalent of  
> using grid units for widths and heights [or edge positions]),
> 2. the ability to have new rows specified without having a  
> display:table-row element, and
> 3. the ability to move content to cells in a different order than  
> they appear in the source.

The Matrix proposal also offers up another couple advantage:

4. The ability to overlap elements.
5. The ability to combine matrix, absolute, relative and static  
content all within the same container.

I think these would be hard to extend within display:table-*

-js
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