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Re: [CSS Regions] Update available

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:39:41 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikB41J+R1B07G_q3iDR=KH5=ya6pbT9Er6F+gis@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Arno Gourdol <agourdol@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> It is tempting to use overflow property but there is a couple of reasons not to. Hyatt showed one (overflow has two dimensions, but only one dimension is forwarded to next container).
>
> Another reason is "overflow" describes how to deal with content of the element that doesn't fit in its box. However in this case the content doesn't actually belong to the element. It comes from an entirely different source, and the nature of this indirection is not overflow but rather redirection. If "overflow" was used to define that it would be semantically incorrect and confusing as hell.

Note, though, that if you flow an element across multiple slots, which
is a use-case explicitly mentioned in previous presentations, then the
slots *themselves* overflow across each other.  So there is some magic
overflow behavior going on, but it might just be something special
that slots do, not normal elements, and it's unrelated to the act of
telling an element to flow into a slot.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 31 March 2011 23:40:33 GMT

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