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New Task Force on CSS box tree APIs

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:07:07 +0100
To: public-digipub-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <201412091507.07858.bert@w3.org>
The TAG and the CSS WG created a joint Task Force to develop APIs to access 
the CSS box tree. The box tree has yet to be defined in detail (even though 
all CSS-based formatters in practice have some sort of box tree internally), 
but conceptually it is a structured representation of all the pieces of text 
and other objects that are actually displayed or printed, each with its 
position, stacking depth and size, and a reference back to the element it 
was generated from.

Of particular interest for DPub is that one such box is the page box. In 
other words, this API will also provide a standard way to traverse pages and 
find out what is on them. (And change what's on them, too.)

If you want to follow the TF:

The name of the TF is still being discussed but the mailing list exists and 
the archive is at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wtf/

Eventually, there will be Working Drafts as well.

If you want to join the TF:

This is a TF of the TAG and the CSS WG, so, unless you're already in one of 
those, you must join the CSS WG before you can join the TF. Ask your AC rep 
to add you to the CSS WG, or, if you're an Invited Expert, send e-mail to a 
staff contact or chair of the CSS WG (Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Peter 
Linss <peter.linss@hp.com>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-
innovations.com> or me <bert@w3.org>)

Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com> chairs the TF.

  Bert Bos                                ( W 3 C ) http://www.w3.org/
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