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Re: [css3-break] page-break-* and break-* aliasing

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:00:57 -0700
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CC484B4B.1446B%stearns@adobe.com>
On 8/7/12 6:38 PM, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

>So, one of the major issues left with CSS3 Fragmentation was specifying
>the aliasing of page-break-* to break-*. Thankfully, Florian Rivoal came
>up with a brilliant proposal! Not only does it solve the problem well,
>it solves it easily.
>
>Basically, the proposal is to have page-break-* be a limited "shorthand"
>for break-*. Since all UAs already have a mechanism to handle shorthands,
>all the consequences of this aliasing should be already well-understood,
>making it straightforward both to spec and to implement.
>
>Florian's full writeup, explaining various alternatives and their impacts,
>is available at
>   http://wiki.csswg.org/ideas/aliasing
>The proposal in question is the last one: Shorthand/Longhand Take 2. I've
>added it to the editor's draft here:
>   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-break/#page-break
>
>~fantasai

I mentioned on the call this morning that I needed more time to look at
this. I've now had that time, and I support this change.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Thursday, 9 August 2012 00:01:39 GMT

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