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Re: [css3-gcpm] Re: conditional floats on paged media

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:25:06 -0400
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style@w3.org, Michel Onoff <michel.onoff@web.de>
Message-ID: <1345771506.19449.36.camel@localhost.localdomain>
On Fri, 2012-08-24 at 01:27 +0200, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Liam R E Quin:

>  > A declarative alternative might be a way to express alternatives based
>  > on conditionals,
>  > 
>  > a.xref {
>  >     content:
>  >       /* chapter number, figure number, here, then... */,
>  >       when(target.nextpage, "see next page")
>  >       when(target.pagenumber = pagenumber, "(this page)")
>  >      ;
>  > }
> 
> Interesting idea. It's beginning to look like a programming language. Hmm.

XSLT (which is a declarative prog. lang.) isn't _all_ bad :-)

But I do think it useful to avoid keywords like if/then/else that to
many people suggest procedural code.

Liam

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