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[css3-regions] ACTION-354 on region breaks

From: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:44:44 -0700
To: "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA798625.11536%vhardy@adobe.com>

During the Seattle F2F I got an action item to come up with a proposal for
breaks following the resolution:

RESOLVED: we need breaks that are specific to containers they are part of;

(from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Aug/0069.html).

The exact action was:

ACTION-354: Come up with a proposal for breaks either a page-break or a
general type of break or both and related use cases.

I have updated the latest draft to align with the same approach as the
multi-column spec ([1]) and define breaks that are region specific ([2]).

The reason to align is to make the approach consistent between two
specifications that have similar requirements.

I think this closes the action item.

However, in addition to this, I would like to discuss with the group the
best way to specify behavior the various issues around breaks that arise
in both multi-column and regions. In particular, there are issues when
nesting elements of different or same layouts (e.g., a multi-column in a
multi-column). I think we need a specification about break rules that
explains, for example, how breaks operate in nested contexts and how they
interact (see [3] for some use cases, in particular [4]).

I will send an agenda request to discuss this during our next conference

Kind regards,

[1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-breaks
[2] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-regions/#region-flow-break
[3] http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css3-regions/breaks-use-cases
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