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Re: [css-regions] Changing behavior of a named flow without a region chain

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:19:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBLFtcuWbvNBj10uTibRVYWVDMLFoHYLo0Yx9KFafWJig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> So a named flow without a region chain formats its content as normal, in
> place in the parent flow. It's only when you add flow-from that the
> display moves from its original location to the region chain. The behavior
> is exactly the same when you have a matched pair of flow-into and
> flow-from. The only change is when you're lacking the flow-from, the
> content does not disappear.

I think this is reasonable a priori, but it may have knock-on effects.
 It means that you can't lay out an element with flow-into until
you've finished resolving styles against the rest of the page, and
know whether or not there's an appropriate flow-from.

Other layout modes can also require resolving styles against other
parts of the document before laying out an early element, but they
tend to be bounded in how far they can be affected.  This applies over
the entire document.

~TJ
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