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Re: [css-regions] Named Flows, Elements and Box Generation

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:32:36 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBJ5aGvx_cpBusgfpMPhQmpvjYb7_a4+c+xPZf9qUfgyg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, Johannes Wilm <johannes@fiduswriter.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:
>
>  > > For b), I think the answer is no. And if you disagree, maybe you
>  > > should consult the HTML WG before proceeding.
>  >
>  > As Alan keeps saying over and over again, Regions is totally
>  > compatible with, and frankly *begs* for, better ways to generate boxes
>  > in CSS.
>
> Then we should design that CSS mechanism and not expose regions as
> HTML elements.

You cut out the rest of what I said, which was a direct response to
what you just said:

> However, the underlying functionality, the primitive that
> we're exposing, doesn't intrinsically care about whether it's filling
> a box that originally came from CSS or HTML.  They're equivalent at
> the level of the primitive, and we shouldn't try to complicate things
> further than that *at the level of the primitive*.  Doing so will just
> mean that authors have to jump through more hoops when they try to do
> something outside of what we've imagined.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 28 October 2013 22:33:23 UTC

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