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Re: a new proposal for grid layout, derived from MSFT's

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:54:02 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=xSrEfiHv9YnPTCmjD-=f+32w-+xKjXm7eCmMm@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Markus Mielke <mmielke@microsoft.com>
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Daniel Glazman
<daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
> Le 17/11/10 18:29, Alex Mogilevsky a écrit :
>> I love this idea. It is a very simple addition, and it makes a lot of
>> common scenarios much more manageable.
>> I think for named lines to really integrate well, line names should be
>> interchangeable with line indices. 'grid-position' property as proposed here
>> does that. But 'grid-column-span'/'grid-row-span' wouldn't readily take a
>> name. It can be fixed by having separate properties for start/end grid lines
>> (like 'grid-column-start'/'grid-column-end'... or even
>> 'grid-x-start'/'grid-x-end' ?)
> I have the feeling that indices should be dropped in
> favor of named lines. I don't really like the idea
> of spanning in a grid layout. A grid should define
> position of blocks and spanning is really a concept
> that belongs to tables and should not be there.

I disagree.  Numbered indexes are useful in the case of dynamic grid
additions.  It's clumsy to have to make up unique names every time you
want to dynamically add a row or column.

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