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Re: [css3-regions][css3-multicol] Regions example

From: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:25:31 -0700
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA6852ED.F7D3%vhardy@adobe.com>
Hi Hakon,

On 8/10/11 3:00 PM, "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

>Also sprach Alex Mogilevsky:
>
> > > Does the regions model support this kind of flexibly-sized regions?
> > 
> > Yes, as Vincent noted we are working on that right now.
> > 
> > Note however that to apply formatting based on structure you don't
> > really need regions. There is a lot of ways to make first paragraph
> > look different, while there isn't much help (yet) if you want to
> > make the first column look different...
>
>Right. It may not make sense to try provide all solutions in all
>models, and I'm not trying to push you to add more stuff. If it's
>simpler to achieve common cases through other means, perhaps it
>shouldn't be added to regions.
>
>Another use case which illuminates the interface between regions and
>structural styling is a magazine articles with regions galore on the
>first page, and then it switches to simple multi-column layout from
>page 2 and onwards. How can one comine regions with multicol layouts?

As the spec. draft stands, there is no way to do that since we decided to
only allow elements that are block container boxes to be regions. If we
allowed multi-columns to be regions, then we could simply allow content:
flow-from(..) on multi-column elements (or the syntax we end up agreeing
on for flow-from).

Cheers,
Vincent
Received on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:26:12 GMT

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