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[css3-break] Limiting break propagation to the fragmented flow

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:34:34 -0800
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD551B7A.1EA87%stearns@adobe.com>
Section 4.1 notes that:

Since breaks are only allowed between siblings (1),
not between a box and its container,
a Œbreak-beforeš value on a first-child box
is propagated to its container.
Likewise a Œbreak-afterš value on a last-child box
is propagated to its container.

First, the (1) isn't clear to me - I'm assuming it refers to the mention
of 'siblings' in the Class 1 definition above.

Second, I think there should be one more sentence that notes that this
propagation stops at the fragmented flow boundary. If the first child of a
multicol element has break-before the break does not propagate to the
column or the multicol element. And if you have discontiguous elements
collected in a named flow, a break should not propagate to a container
outside of the named flow. Perhaps that's covered by the box/container
terminology, but in that case the break should never propagate to a region
box, either.


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