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Re: proposed new module: css3 floats and positioning

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 17:04:50 -0700
Message-ID: <4DD45EA2.7020703@inkedblade.net>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 05/18/2011 04:55 PM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>  Of fantasai
>  Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:43 PM
> 
>  I would like to see GCPM's float-related features become a
>  CSS3 Floats module. I don't have much of an opinion yet on what the
>  features should look like or whether they should incorporate any
>  additional functionality or how they should integrate with other floating
>  proposals, but GCPM floats (and CSS2 floats and clearance) by themselves
>  seem like enough material to make a coherent module.
>
> Do you also think it should be a separate CSS3 positioning
> (by that I mean not just Tab's proposal but also all of CSS2)?

If there's a module that extends CSS2's positioning model (rather
than creating a new one), it should include the definitions for
CSS2's positioning model. This gives the opportunity to clean up
prose, make things more understandable, spec out areas that are
undefined, and ensure that the new model's integration is
well-defined with the old.

However, if the new "Positioning" module is largely orthogonal
to CSS2 abspos, then such an approach to scoping the module won't
make as much sense. :)

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:05:37 GMT

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