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RE: [css3-regions] region sthyling (Feedback on regions document)

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 10:54:30 +0000
To: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
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I definitely agree with Dave that region styling this is a major implementation challenge. I also see that it is used a lot in print so it at least deserves attention.

If/when it actually gets implemented...

For syntax, of all options proposed to date I like the "@region-style" version the most. There are no new constructs or syntax extensions needed, and it also groups the related rules.

In behavior I think it is really important to be as close to first-line line as possible. I would say if there is only one line in the first region, and there is any difference between "first-line" and "@region-style" (with same properties), it is a big problem. Would you agree?

Thinking a bit more about whether region-style can be defined exactly as first-line... It seems obvious that it can on the first page. How about second page? I have not tried to make it work but it seems that it should work too... first-child aside, second page doesn't need to know that first existed.

It is still hard to do, even if it can be defined. Don't expect broad comprehensive support soon...

Alex
Received on Thursday, 12 May 2011 10:54:58 GMT

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