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Re: [css3-regions] more feedback

From: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 08:43:17 -0700
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C9F935E4.2152%vhardy@adobe.com>


On 5/16/11 8:41 PM, "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vincent Hardy [mailto:vhardy@adobe.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 12:33 PM
> 
> One clarification below.
> 
> I was focusing on the applicability of 'content: from()' to inline
> elements when I wrote this but did not mean to say no to having use
>cases
> for regions separate from paginated content (thanks Alan for pointing
>out
> that my response was unclear).
> 
> For example, you might want to have multiple columns of various widths
>at
> the top of the document and then have the rest flow in a single div.
> 
> Also, you could imaging having pull-out quotes throughout the document
> (even though this might require additional features, like the ability to
> have regions only take one item [here, a quote], from the flow at a
>time).
>
>It is a tradeoff between a more narrow spec that is easier to implement
>and broader one that is thought through beyond v.1...
>
>I believe we tend to put more narrow definition in normative spec
>(required for all implementations) and suggest extended options in
>non-normative language.
>
>For example:
>
>    "content:from()" applies to block-level elements. UA may apply
>    that to inline elements; precise behavior is undefined in that
>    case, but is generally expected to be similar to that of inline
>    :before and :after pseudo-elements.
>
>It doesn't sounds very exact, and it isn't, but it includes non-normative
>guidance for UAs willing to experiment with extended functionality...

Understood. That would be an ok way to go about it for now, as far as I am
concerned. I can add that proposal to the issue.
Vincent
Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:43:46 GMT

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