Re: [csswg-drafts] [CSS-POSITION-4] Define a way to have a dialogue anchored to an element (#5304)

I love this! I feel this would be a huge help for tooltips, menus, animations, and other relationship-based interactive items without using translation and hacking around positioning. This enables dynamically sized tooltips to be positioned more easily and improve linked submenu element positioning as well.

When I think of syntax for this, I am reminded of what gradients use for radial/conic positioning. I'd love to have the ability to anchor using the keywords "at top center", "at bottom center", "at left center", "at right center", "at center", "at top left", "at top right", etc. That being said, it doesn't account for logical positioning. On the same thread as radial/conic gradient placement as well, this could be percentage-based in addition to the keywords (i.e. 20% 20%)

It sounds like this might work best as a function that accepts position values.

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