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Re: [css3-grid-layout] [css3-layout] Grid-Template Declaration Merge

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:26:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4F4684E0.60909@inkedblade.net>
To: Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 02/21/2012 06:59 PM, Phil Cupp wrote:
> I see... the new shorthand for grid-template, grid-rows and grid-columns you are saying is just plan "grid" and uses the inline sizing function syntax from Bert's spec.  Your right I did miss that.  Do you have any thoughts on how I'd specify named lines and differentiate those from the template strings?  Maybe they should be idents instead of strings?

We do generally use idents rather than strings for user-defined names,
so I'm happy to use idents. :) Just a bit concerned about them being
confusable with sizing keywords we might add in the future.

> grid:
>    "ab" / minmax(min-content, 1fr) /* row 1 */
>    "ac" / minmax(min-content, 1fr) /* row 2 */
>    ( minmax(min-content, 1fr) )[2]; /* 2 cols */
>
> /* Also valid? */
> grid:
>    start minmax(min-content, 1fr) middle minmax(min-content, 1fr) end, /* 2 rows with 3 named lines*/
>    start minmax(min-content, 1fr) middle minmax(min-content, 1fr) end; /* 2 cols with 3 named lines */
>
> When not using the template syntax we need something to separate row definitions from column definitions.  I used a comma.  I think that's compatible with the template syntax as well and can eliminate the need for the trailing '/' which currently follows each row definition that receives a sizing function.

Commas in CSS are used for lists of parallel items, so I don't think that's
quite appropriate. Could use a double slash, though. (Or a single one, if
we're getting rid of them elsewhere.)

For the minimized syntax (without the template), though, I'm concerned that
the ordering is the opposite of elsewhere in CSS, where we state horizontal
sizing first and vertical sizing second.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:27:14 GMT

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