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Re: [whatwg] [csswg][css-display] Updated WD of CSS Display L3

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:23:47 -0500
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, WHAT Working Group <whatwg@whatwg.org>, public-review-announce@w3.org, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <90c765c5-04c0-9b72-7481-ba9738fef3da@mit.edu>
On 1/25/17 8:14 PM, fantasai wrote:
>   * a 'run-in' layout model slightly less insane than the one proposed
> in CSS2.0

I like the truth in advertising there.  ;)

I'd just like to reiterate my (longstanding, so unlikely to sway anyone) 
opinion that run-in, even in this "less insane" incarnation, introduces 
an amount of complexity to both specification and implementation that is 
wholly disproportionate to its value as a feature.  It will complicate 
attempts to add other, much higher value, features to CSS, again both in 
terms of specification and implementation.  I think we would be better 
off not adding this feature.

-Boris

P.S.  I don't see much point filing this as a github issue, since this 
really isn't the sort of comment that lends itself to discussion on 
github.  And again, I don't expect this mail to actually change 
anything.  But I felt like I had to try one last time...
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