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Re: [css3-page] Rules for Pagination into Varying-Width Pages

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:33:02 -0500
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Message-id: <2FFCF716-8020-4C3A-865E-19FD91BF8C59@apple.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
On Sep 27, 2011, at 11:18 AM, Alan Stearns wrote:

> On 9/26/11 5:41 PM, "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> I like the "top of page" rule. It would make no sense to me if clearance could
>> be applied to part of a block.
>> I also agree that use cases with overlapping floats can only occur from bad
>> design or misuse of content, so it doesn't matter all that much what the
>> result is...
> If it does not matter all that much, then why invent a new rule? I think
> staggered content is always preferable to overlapping. I'm not entirely sure
> whether staggering continuations are preferable to overriding author intent
> by squeezing, but so far I haven't been convinced that the top-of-page
> continuation rule is useful enough to warrant a new layout algorithm.

I agree. I don't think we need this additional rule. It's not a clear benefit, so let's not complicate implementations with it.

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