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Re: [css-exclusions] Splitting exclusions from shapes

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 11:17:59 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA2hY6GTDO7LBh_KT7dxRCqu99Nr-Aj9gn0_7dFCJt4Vg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> I would like to split the current contents of CSS Exclusions and Shapes
> into at least two documents:
>
> CSS Exclusions
> (wrap-flow and wrap-through)
> This would contain only the current section 3, and define how exclusions
> work without reference to shapes.
>
> CSS Shapes
> (shape values and shape-outside on floats)
> This would contain most of section 4, include all the methods for
> specifying shapes, and define shape-outside on floats.
>
> Extra bits
> (shape-inside, shape-outside on exclusions)
> Since shape-inside depends on the exclusions processing model, this and
> using shape-outside on exclusions would be deferred to some later document
> that could depend on both of the above. It would probably turn into the
> next level of CSS Shapes, but might just live on a wiki page until we're
> ready for that.
>
> Exclusions and Shapes are both useful on their own, and hopefully breaking
> these two apart will make both smaller pieces more feasible to consider
> implementing.


I think this is a good idea in general.

Why do you say that shape-inside depends on the exclusion processing
model?  It's described in those terms right now, but I don't see why
it requires such, any more than shape-outside does.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 1 May 2013 18:18:46 UTC

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