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RE: [css3-background] box-break keywords

From: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:57:06 -0700
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE2F61DA5FA23945A4EA99A212B157951D6CCD59BB@nambx03.corp.adobe.com>
Sylvain and Fantasai,
  I could probably live with "slice" and "separate", but in reading the text it seemed to me that the property values should be "one-box" and "add-boxes" with the meaning:

    box-break: one-box;    /* Draw backgrounds and borders as if there were one box that was not broken, then slice it into pieces at the breaks. */
    box-break: add-boxes; /* At the breaks, add a new box for each segment of the content separated by breaks and draw backgrounds and borders separately for each such box.*/

Steve Zilles


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Sylvain Galineau
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:55 PM
> To: fantasai; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [css3-background] box-break keywords
> 
> > From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> > Behalf Of fantasai
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:20 AM
> > To: www-style@w3.org
> > Subject: [css3-background] box-break keywords
> >
> > Currently we have as keywords 'continuous' and 'each-box'. They're not
> > very clear, and one person so far has pointed out that continuous is
> > hard to spell.
> >
> > How about 'slice' and 'separate'?
> >
> >    box-break: slice;    /* Draw backgrounds and borders as if box was
> > not broken, then slice it into pieces */
> >    box-break: separate; /* Draw backgrounds and borders separately for
> > each box: separate, then draw */
> >
> I like slice. My first reaction to slice/separate as a pair was to
> think of sleep/standby in Windows though :) But given how clear slice is,
> the other is fine. Other options that came to mind were slice/split or
> cut/copy.
> 
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