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RE: Positioned Layout proposal

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 20:23:00 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E539856928411CAD563@TK5EX14MBXC218.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tab Atkins Jr.
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:32 PM
> To fix this, I've written a personal draft of a new Positioned Layout spec
> I'd like to see adopted by the group.  It's currently hosted on my blog:
> <http://www.xanthir.com/blog/b48H0>.

It is certainly interesting. Need to look closer to understand the implications...

Some questions:

1) I wonder if the most important use cases (yes, we need more use cases) can be solved by just specifying a positioning parent?

2) It appears easy when it only applies to absolute positioning (although implementation will not be that easy - it will complicate calculating visual bounds, incremental update, pagination and more...). But will it be enough? If such a major concept is added to layout model, wouldn't it be expected to extend to in-flow content (which of course would be much harder, adding circular size dependencies)?

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