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Re: [css3-line-grid] It is being implemented in Webkit?

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:09:03 -0800 (PST)
To: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Message-ID: <484bcb56-e88c-4f69-b14f-eeed52d73f63@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
Florian Rivoal wrote:

> > I noticed on Peter Beverloo's blog that Apple have started CSS
> > Line Grid in Webkit[1]. Kinda surprised me, because the only spec
> > I'm aware of for it[2] is marked obsolete with a note saying it
> > "should not be used as a guide for implementations". Happy to see
> > new feature implementations, but it worries me a bit when the
> > corresponding specs are unmaintained. Thought it was worth noting,
> > in any case.
> >
> > [1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76197
> > [2] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-line-grid/
> I wonder if Apple could propose someone to become the editor of that
> spec. Since they are working on it, it would be good to see that
> spec come back to life.

Looks like Webkit defines the properties/values below (based on the tests [1]):

-webkit-line-grid: simple;
-webkit-line-grid: first-grid;

-webkit-line-grid-snap: baseline;
-webkit-line-grid-snap: bounds;

These don't match what I see in the CSS Line Grid draft that Koji
wrote.  It would be interesting to hear what these property values
mean and what the underlying purpose of each is so that we can
consider whether/how to reflect this into the spec.


John Daggett

[1] http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/LayoutTests/fast/line-grid
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