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Re: [css3-regions] Feedback on regions document

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 18:22:41 -0700
Message-Id: <623127D4-4FB9-4F5A-BFEB-9454CEB1E1B4@gmail.com>
Cc: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
On May 12, 2011, at 2:30 PM, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:

> On May 12, 2011, at 3:00 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>> On May 12, 2011, at 10:49 AM, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:
>>> Once you limit the set of applicable properties to only those that apply to first-line, all you lose with the line styling approach is the ability to specify distinct backgrounds on block elements inside a particular region, but I think that loss is acceptable given that you can specify backgrounds on the regions themselves.
>> If I understand correctly, this means you could not, for instance, float an image to different sides based on region (e.g. to the left in a left-side-of-page region and to the right in a right-side-of-page region. Is that correct? Maybe we could expand the list of applicable properties beyond that of first-line?
> I think that sort of behavior would be better specified using a new float property value rather than region-specific styling rules, since you'd like to do that in multi-column layouts as well.  

What would that value be? I'm having a tough time imagining it. 

> I don't think I should have to use @region-style just to get that behavior in existing CSS3 multi-column layouts.

Fair enough, I guesd. Or @column-style either, I suppose. It's not just floats either. I might well like to use absolute positioning with 'left:' in one region and 'right:' in another. And if I'm changing line-height in one region, I might also like to change paragraph margins too. Those are out too, if my understanding is correct. 
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