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Re: proposed new module: css3 floats and positioning

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 23:47:03 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTims-9PuYctBz6+r3GeRg5Lu1Vh3hA@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 05/18/2011 04:55 PM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>>
>> ą -----Original Message-----
>> ą From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
>> Behalf
>> ą Of fantasai
>> ą Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:43 PM
>> ą
>> ą I would like to see GCPM's float-related features become a
>> ą CSS3 Floats module. I don't have much of an opinion yet on what the
>> ą features should look like or whether they should incorporate any
>> ą additional functionality or how they should integrate with other
>> floating
>> ą proposals, but GCPM floats (and CSS2 floats and clearance) by themselves
>> ą 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. :)

I'm intending to extend CSS2's positioning model, not create a new one.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2011 06:47:50 GMT

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