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Re: [css3-flexbox] alignment test

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 16:12:04 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBA0ALX9yQytVhXWN9RhCSNQW-vHcJ9gN-c8K5Tq=9U5Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:06 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 2011-12-08 12:15 -0800, fantasai wrote:
>> I don't think creating elements or pseudo-elements is a good way of
>> controlling spacing. That's what margins are for. We've come a long
>> way since using spacer GIFs, please let's not go back to that.
>
> I agree that pseudo-elements are too heavyweight here:  they're more
> complex for authors to write, and they're also large in terms of
> memory and performance footprint (more items in the rendering tree),
> which does matter to authors and users.

How often are spacers used, though?  They're useful to split something
apart into two ranges, but what else?

If they're used a lot, is my #3 idea better?

~TJ
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