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RE: Proposition. Positioning content with guidelines

From: Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:39:07 +0000
To: Alexander Shpack <shadowkin@gmail.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <58A081B0F3FA704EAB1082E64639BB010A421D65@TK5EX14MBXC284.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
>From: Alexander Shpack [mailto:shadowkin@gmail.com] 
>The main goal is unifying many positioning schemes to the one.
>Authors have today more than 6 positioning schemes: floats, tables (yes, tables have unique behavior), inline-blocks, multi-columns, grids, templates, regions. It's too complicated.

[pcupp] Unification of all layout types into one is not a goal for the grid.  If that's the goal of the new layout your proposing that's fine, but just to be clear it isn't feedback that I can act on.

>Every author's solution, IMO, should as simple as possible. I don't want to create dozens of media queries, megabytes of CSS for every specific case, browser should rearrange the content automatically.
>This is dreams of many coders. Grid layout is not better than floats or tables (display: table-cell), this is different view of one thing.

[pcupp] The grid isn't better or worse, but it is substantially different than both floats and tables.  It addresses a different set of scenarios like dividing up the space in a viewport or building a control out of HTML primitives.  I like to compare the grid to absolute positioning, except instead of using lengths to specify the position of the item, you express the position using grid lines; the location of which can be determined by sizing functions that space the grid lines based on a length, the contents between two lines, or remaining space in the grid.
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