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

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 02:16:29 +0000
To: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>
CC: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E53985692841200D6C2@TK5EX14MBXC213.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Right, a regular block should adjust when flowing across varying width regions, it is what most people would expect and so do I.

There should be spec detailing this and other precise rules for pagination. It probably is most appropriate to be defined in CSS4 Paged Media (and it would be great to find an editor willing to write up all these details…)

From: rocallahan@gmail.com [mailto:rocallahan@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:19 AM
To: Alex Mogilevsky
Cc: Vincent Hardy; W3C style mailing list
Subject: Re: [css3-regions] New CSS Regions editor draft

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<mailto: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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