[css3-grid] new editor's draft available

There is a new editor's draft of the CSS3 Grid Layout module available: http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-grid-align/.

Significant updates include:

*         Inclusion of an algorithm for sizing the Grid's columns and rows

*         Reducing the functionality of the grid-template property so that it's just a mechanism for naming a region of the Grid

o   Eliminated the ability to select Grid Cells with the grid-cell pseudo (eliminated the pseudo-element selector)

o   Eliminated the ability to style Grid Cells including any ability to control its inner layout with the display or grid-cell-stacking property (eliminated the grid-cell-stacking property)

*         Corrected an error in the grammar for grid-columns and grid-rows properties

The rationale for the changes related to the grid-template property are based on a belief that a more general mechanism would be better suited to generating containers that can apply an arbitrary layout to their contents.  Making such a mechanism layout specific seems like an unnecessary restriction and orthogonal to the problem of Grid layout.  Some discussion on this topic<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011May/0493.html> has already taken place on the mailing list.  We're looking forward to discussing this further in person at the F2F.

Comments welcome


Received on Saturday, 23 July 2011 09:31:45 UTC