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[css-gcpm] move inline/block decision to footnote area?

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:19:32 +0000
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF200C21.3B999%stearns@adobe.com>

The current draft has ‘footnote’ and ‘inline-footnote’ values for the
float property, but this seems like a property of the footnote area more
than each individual footnote. You mentioned on IRC that people do like to
mix block and inline footnotes to save space, but that seems like an
authoring nightmare to pick which footnotes are inline and which are

What if there was a property you could set on the footnote area that took
these values?

block - footnotes are all display block

inline - footnotes are all display inline

inline-block - footnotes are all display inline-block, which means that a
series of shorter footnotes would all render on a single line, while
longer ones would render on their own.

We might call the property display-inside, but I’m not sure if adding
inline and inline-block values to that particular property would be the
correct thing to do.



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