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

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:01:29 +0100
Message-ID: <B12522357C8344C99B884EFEBED2B12F@FREMYD2>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com>, <www-style@w3.org>, "Markus Mielke" <mmielke@microsoft.com>

-----Message d'origine----- 
From: Tab Atkins Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:54 PM
To: Daniel Glazman
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky ; www-style@w3.org ; Markus Mielke
Subject: Re: a new proposal for grid layout, derived from MSFT's

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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