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RE: [CSS3 Paged Media] Page collapsing

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 20:13:57 -0500
Message-ID: <78A3602ADF54BA4EAB53F378BF55588B2A98A5@G3W0067.americas.hpqcorp.net>
To: "Allan Sandfeld Jensen" <kde@carewolf.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

Thanks, Allan.

> > >> I am quiet sure at least the CSS 2.1 spec clearly states that 
> > >> page-breaks collapses.
> > >
> > > Well, I'm missing it if it's there...  (That, of course, wouldn't
> > > a first. ;-)  Could you point me to the pertinent text?
> >
> > AFAIK it doesn't really tell.
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-CSS21-20060411/page.html does say 
> > something about generating less blank pages for when elements are 
> > positioned, but not when blank pages are created using page-break-* 
> > properties. (Well, except for left and right values...)

> 13.3.4 Forced page breaks
> A page break must occur at (1) if, among the 'page-break-after' 
> and 'page-break-before' properties of all the elements generating
boxes that meet at this margin, there is at least one > with the value
'always', 'left', or 'right'.

I agree this statement seems to imply that multiple applicable
page-break properties should collapse.  But I think it's a bit easy to
miss (I have to say that, don't I, since I missed it? ;-), and of course
it doesn't specifically forbid multiple page breaks...  I think it
should be made it a bit clearer, since different implementers have made
differing interpretations.  And, as Anne has pointed out, there are some
subtle corner cases that should be called out.

Best wishes,

Received on Thursday, 21 September 2006 01:14:10 UTC

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