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Re: roadmap for new CSS specs: template, grid, regions and floats

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:07:33 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTim-DPq5ZQje4mDCm_CYr3oATEw8TeiEvBu2Lna_@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <simon.fraser@apple.com>
Cc: Arno Gourdol <agourdol@adobe.com>, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, w3c-css-wg <w3c-css-wg@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser@apple.com> wrote:
> On Mar 11, 2011, at 11:12 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Arno Gourdol <agourdol@adobe.com> wrote:
>>> Your proposal seems reasonable.
>>> Where would Flexbox fit? It's conceivable that Flexbox could be used to do
>>> some layout that you would apply story threading to.
>> We can definitely combine threading with Flexbox, possibly through
>> ::slot() to generate the region containers (and flex-index to position
>> the regions in the flexbox?).
> I don't think these should be combined. We need to strive to slice and dice the modules
> so that they are orthogonal to each other, so a regions spec needs to deal specifically
> with flowing content between boxes, and not how those boxes are laid out.

When I said "combine" I meant "use together", not "make Flexbox
explicitly talk about Threading".

Threading should be defined in a sufficiently generic way that it can
be used with any layout model.

Received on Friday, 11 March 2011 21:08:25 UTC

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