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Re: Positioned Layout proposal

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:31:26 -0400
Message-ID: <4CBDC7DE.6030800@mit.edu>
To: shelby@coolpage.com
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/19/10 12:14 PM, Shelby Moore wrote:
> How does it "complicate" orthogonal algorithms? For example, a visual
> bounds test walks the element tree

No UA I'm aware of walks the element tree here; all would operate on the 
box model instead...

> If pagination algorithm has been designed to be sufficiently orthogonal,
> then afaics it should also not be touched for this proposal. Are you
> concerned or aware that some layout engines may not be coded with
> sufficiently orthogonal (non-spaghetti) design?

"All of them", I would expect.

> I do not know what you mean by "incremental update"? Is that an algorithm
> that bypasses full document relayout computation?

Yes.  The thing that happens any time you change the DOM, resize the 
window, etc.  The hard part of implementing CSS, in many ways.

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