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Re: [css3-regions] offsetParent for element collected inside a named flow

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:53:40 -0700
To: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>, Andrei Bucur <abucur@adobe.com>
CC: Mihnea-Vlad Ovidenie <mihnea@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD75DCD2.27196%stearns@adobe.com>
On 3/25/13 9:42 AM, "Garrett Smith" <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com> wrote:

>On 3/25/13, Andrei Bucur <abucur@adobe.com> wrote:
>> With regions, this is more complicated because an element gets to
>>occupy a
>> certain space inside the viewport because of both the flow layout and
>>region
>> layout. I can imagine there are situations when developers want to
>>access
>> the offsetParent relative to the flow in some contexts and the visual
>> offsetParent relative to the regions in other contexts.
>>
>Nobody who knows what they are doing would want to use offsetParent.
>The problems with this festering property have continued because it
>was specified normatively.

So your recommendation would be not to make any changes to these
attributes, because they aren't reliable anyway?

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Monday, 25 March 2013 17:54:21 GMT

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