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Re: [css3-regions] New CSS Regions editor draft

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 13:18:51 +1200
Message-ID: <BANLkTikocSdNbwNATBvAozQf-B_BWoSWPw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Vincent --- I totally agree the issue already exists (in CSS 2.1, even) with
variable-size pages, but that hardly ever comes up in practice. With regions
it will come up constantly.

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>wrote:

> Our approach to this situation is that for elements that are block
> formatting contexts the width and horizontal position are calculated at the
> first page where they appear and not changed later.
>

That makes some sense, but it's far from ideal, as you say.

But what about non-BFCs, such as a simple block child with width:auto and a
border? Authors would surely expect its width to vary as it breaks across
container boundaries. This needs to be specified somehow.

It seems to me that almost all of CSS where the layout of a child depends on
the container width and height needs to be carefully reexamined :-(.

Rob
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