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Re: [css3-multicol/...] Pagination of (block) elements needed in CSS

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:07:32 -0800
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "Cedric.Sodhi@dlr.de" <Cedric.Sodhi@dlr.de>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CCBEF3F7.1666B%stearns@adobe.com>
On 11/5/12 1:52 PM, "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

>Also sprach Cedric.Sodhi@dlr.de:
>
> > ... I find it important that CSS should allow for pagination of
>(arbtirary) content ...
>
>+1
>
> > I therefore propose that CSS3 is equipped with means to paginate
> > arbitrary block-elements in a fashion similar to the following:
> > 
> > One may specify the pagination-width and -height for such elements.
> > Their values act similar to max-width and max-height values, only
> > that the block is then duplicated and the remaining content (broke
> > at breakable whitespace and block children) is put into the
> > duplicate, repeating the procedure.
>
>Did you see these?:
>
>   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-gcpm/#paged-presentations
>   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-overflow/
>   http://people.opera.com/howcome/2011/reader
>
>This approach is still debated and universal support is not yet
>ensured. Input from designers is most welcome.

There is also this to consider:

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-page-template/

Which builds on the GCPM pagination concepts using CSS Regions.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 01:08:12 GMT

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