Re: [css3-regions] Comments on Editor's Draft

>>>> # Regions [...] inherit the floats
>>>> # that are already defined by the parent context.
>>>> I don't understand what that means, and the following Example
>>>> didn't help!
>>> For the floats, it may be suprefluous to specify that the floats
>>> impact the content of the regions like they would for regular other
>>> region siblings.
>> [...]  I think you should just drop the second
>> clause, since it really is superfluous (and to me it raises doubts
>> rather than allays them).  If CSS21 or whichever float spec supercedes
>> it fails to adequately explain when a float impacts content that would
>> be flowed next to it (and CSS21 does indeed try to define "next to"
>> quite carefully) then that should be fixed in those relevant specs.
> We felt that there was a need to explain, as in the example above,
> that the floats affect flow content that has been positioned in region
> but do not affect flow content before it is positioned. I guess that
> may be an overkill because it is pretty obvious since the flow is not
> visually formatted before it is laid out in regions. Still, I would
> propose having something on that topic (see below).

Ah ok.  I must admit that that possible interpretation didn't even cross 
my mind.  (It doesn't make much sense, as you say!)

>> If we must say something in this spec, then I'd definitely prefer going
>> with the word "impacts" rather than "inherits".
> What about:
> "Regions create a new stacking context. Floats or other exclusions (reference to the CSS Floats/Exclusions spec) impact the content laid out in regions."

I tend to be a little over-fussy with these things, but how about 
something like:

"Regions create a new stacking context. Floats or other exclusions 
(reference to the CSS Floats/Exclusions spec) potentially impact the 
content laid out in regions, just as for non-regions."

(The point we're trying to make is that regions are not special with 
respect to floats.)

Future float specs should be careful to talk about "flows" flowing "next 
to" floats, to reinforce what we want.

Anton Prowse

Received on Saturday, 30 July 2011 17:34:35 UTC