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Re: [css3-regions] Region interface

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:04:42 -0700
To: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Adam Barth <abarth@webkit.org>, Sam Weinig <sam@webkit.org>
Message-ID: <CC3DF6E6.10580%stearns@adobe.com>
On 7/31/12 8:54 PM, "Elliott Sprehn" <esprehn@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
>Does anyone have a suggestion as to how we could improve this part of the
>spec, while still leaving the option of what can be a CSS Region open?
>Is there any other "thing" besides CSSPseudoElement that you'd want to be
>a region?
>- Elliott

It could turn out that a CSSPseudoElement would be the only other
(prospective) JavaScript object that could turn into a CSS Region. There
are three types of CSS-generated boxes that have been considered as
possible CSS Region candidates so far:

1. Existing and future pseudo-elements (::before and ::after)
2. Page template slots (@slot rules in
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-page-template/ )
3. Grid template slots (from http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-layout/ )

None of these "things" have a JavaScript representation yet. It might turn
out that a single JavaScript object could cover all of these CSS-generated
boxes. But we don't know yet whether that's the case.


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