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Re: [css3-page] "Tree order" (default stacking order) of page-margin boxes

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:12:19 -0800
Message-ID: <512F81E3.8050907@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 02/28/2013 02:39 AM, Simon Sapin wrote:
>
> We also discussed on the call having the default order depend on the 'direction' or 'writing-mode' properties. This adds
> complexity but, IMO, does not help much. The stacking order of page-margin boxes only matters when they overlap, which should
> only happen in rare and pathological cases anyway. When that happens accidentally, the result looks broken whatever the
> stacking order is.
>
>
> Therefore I stick to my proposal: pick an arbitrary but fixed default order, and let authors control it with z-index for
> pathological cases. I donít care what the default order is.
>
> I donít feel strongly about the "fixed" part, though. If someone thinks it should really depend on direction/writing-mode Iím
> fine with that. Please make a proposal in that case.

I think if we make it depend on anything, it makes
more sense to have it depend on whether the page is
:left or :right. But that would be confusing for
publications that aren't organized in spreads.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:12:48 GMT

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