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Re: [CSSOM-view] Support centering an element when scrolling into view.

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 23:05:58 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZ8Snpk=UfC_baEsBRhtQXD6vqff25DkTGaNXA5eXiPWw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thaddee Tyl <thaddee.tyl@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Thaddee Tyl <thaddee.tyl@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> Also, don't forget to specify exactly what the area that is scrolled
> into
> >> view is. Currently CSSOM View refers to "the border box of the element",
> >> which is of course ill-defined since there can be zero or more
> border-boxes
> >> for the element.
>
> Should I redefine "the border box of the element"? I am afraid that would
> be
> hard to do.
>

"The border-box of the element" is simply meaningless. You can't use that
phrase in a spec.

> Also, I believe with CSS Regions it's possible to have an element which
> has
> > some boxes in one scrollable container and other boxes in a different
> > scrollable container. I'm not sure what should happen in that case.
>
> While I have no idea how it should work, I believe that this may not be
> too important right now.
>

If it's not specified now, then different engines will do different random
things and it'll be much harder to fix later.

Rob
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