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Re: [css3-values] Undefining viewport units in Paged Media (was: Reissue CR?)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:16:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBnXNfCo+255M1KEiACKoKcyCudXMHnG_XWbFhK0VS05g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
> (Moving to www-style.)
> So, the 2013-03-19 css3-values ED has:
> 1. Normative text saying that viewport units are based on the initial
> containing block
> 2. A note saying how Paged Media defines the ICB to be based only on the
> first page.
> I’ve been bringing up repeatedly the issue of viewport units vs. @page
> rules, but it’s even more tricky than I initially though. At this point I
> think that 2. will not end up being accurate. I’m not even sure about 1.,
> since the term "ICB" is so overloaded in Paged Media (we might need multiple
> terms defined differently.)
> We’ll need more time to solve this issue, but I don’t want css3-values to be
> blocked on that. Still, I don’t want css3-values to be published with
> statements that will turn out incorrect but hard to change.
> Suggested change: css3-values defines viewport units to be based on a
> rectangle that is the ICB in continuous media, but undefined by css3-value
> in paged media. (css3-page is expected to define it.)
> In particular, remove any mention of the first page.

Sounds good to me.

> (Any media is either continuous or paged, right?)

Any visual media, yes.

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