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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2010-04-21

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 14:32:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4BFAC629.30909@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 5/24/10 2:12 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> After drawing some more diagrams, looks like these are the rules we need:

The element tree doesn't include pseudo-elements, so the rules need to 
be adjusted for that.

You're also missing inline-table in some places in there, I think.

> If an abspos element meets one of the following criteria:
>    1. It has two immediate siblings, and both are display:table-* (not
> display:table).
>    2. It has one immediate sibling, that sibling is display:table-*
> (not display:table), and its parent is display:table or
> display:table-*.
>    3. It has no siblings, and its parent is display:table or display:table-*.

Ok....  There's some whitespace issues in here, unless your definition 
of "immediate sibling" covers those.

> ...then use the first of the following rules that matches to determine
> the auto position of the element:
>    1. If its following sibling is display:table-cell, the auto position
> is the upper right of the border box of the sibling.

   <body style="display: table">
     <div style="position: absolute"/>
     <div style="display: table-cell"/>
   </body>

Putting that abs pos div at the top right corner of the table cell 
doesn't make any sense.

>    2. If its preceding sibling is display:table-cell, the auto position
> is the upper left of the border box of the sibling.

Or did you just get this rule and rule #1 slightly backwards?

>    3. If its following sibling is display:table-row, the auto position
> is the upper right of the border box of the sibling.
>    4. If its preceding sibling is display:table-row, the auto position
> is the upper left of the border box of the sibling.

And also backwards here?

>    5. If its following sibling is
> display:table-[row|header|footer]-group, the auto position is the
> upper right of the border box of the sibling.
>    6. If its preceding sibling is
> display:table-[row|header|footer]-group, the auto position is the
> upper left of the border box of the sibling.

And here.

This actually raises a really interesting question I hadn't thought 
about before, though.  Consider:

   <body style="display: table">
     <div style="display: table-footer-group">A</div>
     <div style="position: absolute">B</div>
     <div style="display: table-row-group">C</div>
   </body>

This will put the abs pos at the top left of the rowgroup, if I read 
your markup correctly.  So the rendering will look like:

   A
   B overlapping C

On the other hand, this markup:

   <body style="display: table">
     <div style="display: table-row-group">C</div>
     <div style="position: absolute">B</div>
     <div style="display: table-footer-group">A</div>
   </body>

will render as:

   B overlapping A
   C

That is, everything in the rendering is the same except where the abs 
pos kid is.  Is that desirable, or just acceptable?

> These rules cover all cases (I made an exhaustive list), don't depend
> on the behavior of the table-repair algorithm (as it operates only on
> the element-tree), and should always give the most reasonable
> behavior.

-Boris
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