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RE: [css3-regions] more feedback

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 17:05:05 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "Vincent Hardy (vhardy@adobe.com)" <vhardy@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E539856928411F94707@TK5EX14MBXC218.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Regions are created by author *or script*. If the author has decided to show text in a series of containers, they have to either rely on specific dimensions and fonts (as in print) or add containers dynamically (with script). 

I suppose you can consider scripted regions are also "added automatically by UA" if that's an important distinction...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:38 AM
> To: Alex Mogilevsky
> Cc: Vincent Hardy (vhardy@adobe.com); www-style@w3.org CSS
> Subject: Re: [css3-regions] more feedback
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 5:24 AM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
> > * 2.3: positioning recursion, rule 2 -- last container gets all
> > remaining content
> >
> > That rule must be optional (and IMO not default). It is not how pages
> work. If there is more content that fits on current page, it is available
> for next page, but it doesn't have to become overflow while next page
> doesn't exist...
> Pages (and columns) are different in important ways here, though.
> Both are virtual containers generated automatically by the UA as
> necessary, while regions are explicit containers (maybe
> pseudoelements) that are created by the author.
> ~TJ

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