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Re: [custom-layout] use case: Polar Layout

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:25:34 +0000
To: Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>, "public-houdini@w3.org" <public-houdini@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AF367EAA-99E3-4EB9-A51A-8602BDF7BEE0@adobe.com>
On 3/3/15, 11:05 AM, "Rossen Atanassov" <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com> 
wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alan Stearns [mailto:stearns@adobe.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:49 PM
>> 
>> Hey all,
>> 
>> At TPAC last year and the CSS meeting in Sydney, a representative from 
>>LG
>> gave a presentation [1] on the CSS extensions they'd like to see for 
>>round
>> displays. One extensions was to position elements using polar 
>>coordinates.
>> I'm thinking that this might be a good case to consider as we develop 
>>custom
>> layout.
>
>The actual positioning using polar coordinates shouldn't be the hard part 
>from the proposal. Everything else that was desired will be much more 
>demanding - shaping borders, flowing/stacking content etc. I'm interested 
>to explore the possibilities here but I'm afraid there's much more work 
>that's a prerequisite this.

I agree that the polar coordinate part should be relatively easy. That’s 
why I thought it would be an interesting case to study. It can be 
polyfilled now, more or less. I expect that custom layout should make a 
polar coordinate polyfill *better* in some way, or at least have a good 
story for why it doesn’t. The simplicity of this feature could make it 
easy to evaluate and discuss the improvements.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Tuesday, 3 March 2015 19:26:08 UTC

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