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Re: layout idea

From: Jonathan Snook <jonathan.snook@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:47:23 -0400
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <FC670122-36CF-499C-B376-153EFD00F687@gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
> If #a and #b are both 'display:table-cell'

I think we'd be limiting ourselves by just adding col/row-span and  
table-position to display:table-cell. Having position: absolute with  
the ability to position against the grid isn't bad but because it's  
out of flow, it doesn't provide much flexibility (i'd say little  
advantage over what we have now). Having items positioned against the  
grid, able to overlap within the grid, allowing for overflow, while  
still affecting the flow of the grid, seems like a more powerful system.

Received on Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:48:07 UTC

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