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RE: [css3-grid] new editor's draft available

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:16:18 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E5398569284120D2C9E@TK5EX14MBXC218.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
± From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
± Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:40 PM
± On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 2:31 AM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
± wrote:
± >   o Eliminated the ability to select Grid Cells with the grid-cell
± pseudo
± >   (eliminated the pseudo-element selector)
± It seems like this would make it much harder to use Regions with Grid.
±  That seemed to be a pretty kill use-case for ::grid-cell.  Without that,
± authors will be forced to put junk elements into their markup solely so
± they can position them on the grid and fill them with regions.  That's
± very unfortunate, and makes it more difficult to integrate with Media
± Queries for responsive page layouts.
± That said, if you have a plan to solve this use-case more generally, I'm
± okay with that.

Right, broader use of pseudo elements is not what we feel is a priority for this spec at this point. 'grid-cell' adds significant complications, yet we don't see important use cases that can be done with pseudo elements but not with elements.

You can call html elements junk if you like.... it is not super productive for making progress here, use cases help more.
Received on Monday, 25 July 2011 01:16:57 UTC

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