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RE: Note about exclusions model

From: Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:41:28 +0000
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9A57384B9CE9AE4F9C01F3BB5C3D88440AC8B8@TK5EX14MBXW604.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: L. David Baron [mailto:dbaron@dbaron.org]
> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 1:17 PM
> 
> My understanding is that what we resolved in [1] regarding publication of css3-
> exclusions on the TR page meant that the issue, described in [1] as:
>  #    dbaron: Fundamentally I think the absolute positioning model is the wrong
>  #            thing to tie exclusions to. I'd rather connect them to the floats
>  #            model.
> would be mentioned within the spec.
> 
> This mostly relates to the material in sections 3.4 (Exclusions
> order) and 3.5 (Exclusions implementation note) of the
> spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-exclusions-20111213/

> 
> The issue that I wanted to be noted, could, I think, be described as
> follows:
> 
>   These rules for exclusions order and exclusions on absolutely
>   positioned elements (particularly those with static position)
>   build this exclusions model on top of the absolute positioning
>   model in CSS Level 2, rather than on top of floats, the existing
>   exclusion model in CSS Level 1 and 2.  The CSS Working Group has
>   not reached consensus on whether it intends to base the new
>   exclusions features in this specification on top of absolute
>   positioning (as these sections of this specification do) or on top
>   of floats.
> 
> This proposed note completes ACTION-415.
> 

David, thanks for taking care of this one. I'll add the above text to the ED and the corresponding bug 15183 (https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15183).

Cheers,
Rossen
Received on Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:42:00 GMT

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