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Re: [css3-regions] Feedback on regions document

From: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 19:20:17 -0700
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
CC: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2C1F7FFC-F621-4EA8-BFC6-C7325ADD3F22@adobe.com>

On May 13, 2011, at 2:51 PM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>> Of Vincent Hardy
>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 2:09 PM
>> 
>> I like the idea of having a ::lines-in-region pseudo element and I think
>> it expresses the selection part really well. For extensibility, I would
>> like that we would do something like:
>> 
>> @region-style <region_sel> {
>> 	h1:before {
>> 		content: "(continued)";
>> 	}
>> }
>> 
>> in the future. To be able to have richer region styling in the future, I
>> think we need to have a scoping syntax. I would prefer an @ rule over
>> putting the additional scoping on individual selectors. For my previous
>> example, we would otherwise have to write something like:
>> 
>> h1:before-in-region(<region_sel>) {}
>> 
> 
> I also prefer @region (BTW, I think it should just be @region, not @region-style). It sees that yes, a new pseudo-element can achieve the same but it requires some new parsing features, new rules for other pseudo-elements, and it doesn't provide the grouping (the latter admittedly some people like and some don't).
> 
> It also seems to fit well in model or other grouping rules:
> 
> 	@media screen and (orientation:portrait) { body { columns:2; } }
> 
> 	@page landscape { width:8in; height:6.5in; margin: 1in 1.5in; }	
> 
> 	@region #first { body { color:white; background:url(ocean.png); } }
> 
> First-line doesn't have this option because there is no element, but given a choice @region looks cleaner...

Yes, I agree @region is better than @region-style.

Vincent
Received on Saturday, 14 May 2011 02:20:48 GMT

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