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Re: Proposition. Positioning content with guidelines

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:13:22 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAbauH+VrmeWKTnidRtA-m2eDOtkT_UQAGev=EeEvt__w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alexander Shpack <shadowkin@gmail.com>
Cc: Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Alexander Shpack <shadowkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Fran├žois REMY
> <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> It seems what you want is [CSS3 Grid] :
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-grid-align/. I'm under the impression it can
>> already provide snapping functionnalities (Automatic Placement...)
>>
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>
> Guidelines is not a Grid, because
>
> 1. Guidelines don't need to specify rows and cols amount. In different
> cases the guideline count is dependent to the box width or height

Neither does Grid Layout.  You can easily set something like
"grid-columns: (40px);" to get as many columns as necessary, each 40px
wide.


> 2. In Grid Layout each content block should have specified place:
> grid-column: 1; grid-row: 1. In Guidelines Layout it's not required.

I don't understand the benefit here.


> 3. In Grid Layout, if any box have fixed position, DOM manipulations
> with it have not sense. Guidelines don't fix the box position, authors
> might rearrange boxes over DOM Core methods

I don't understand what you mean.  Can you elaborate?

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:14:09 GMT

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