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Re: [css3-grid-align] -- proposed new grid layout module

From: GreLI <greli@mail.ru>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:14:40 +0400
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <op.vk8viqdv5jkyg2@greli.mlan>
Good job but some cases are left unclear.

1. What will be if a second (3rd, etc) item will be attached to same
grid element? Will they follow each other or overlap? It's become more
interesting when spanning elements overlaps starting from same
or different grid elements.

2. Are fractions intended to be used on fixed sized grid host element?
What will be with 'auto' width and height: sized by content? How about
absolute positioned elements in grid items in that case?

3. Does grid items sizes automatically related to grid?
Or width/height:100% rules are desirable to achieve advantages?

I think it's good idea to implement shorthand for 'grid-column' and
'grid-row', e.g. 'grid-place'. (It seems to be not too comfortable
to specify both rules every time.)

Are grid items (or other child non-'display:grid' elements) without
coordinates supposed to fill empty grid cell? What if no empty cells
left?


On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 05:20:08 +0400, Alex Mogilevsky  
<alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:

> There is increased interest lately in layout mechanisms that are good  
> for developing application UI.  To address this interest, the IE team  
> would like to explore a two-dimensional grid layout that is consistent  
> with existing layout systems, while providing new capabilities using  
> algorithms that are clean and well-defined.
>
> Attached [1] is a proposed specification for "grid alignment". It  
> targets applications in the same space as Template Layout, Tables  
> (historically and often inappropriately), Grid Positioning, and also  
> multiple script solutions.
>
> The goal of this proposal is not to compete with existing modules, but  
> rather add and integrate, to make progress towards something that is a  
> good match for the target requirements, while also generating interest  
> from multiple vendors. The particular syntax and behavior shows what the  
> IE team would be interested in, but by no means are we settled on the  
> details.
>
> We would like to present this proposal at the F2F.
>
> Looking forward to feedback and discussion.
> Alex
>
> [1] http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/css3-grid-align/
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