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Re: [css-shapes] LC feedback - auto versus none

From: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2014 07:36:27 +0000
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CBEA9BAE-B654-40B8-AD47-0D29635F9442@adobe.com>

On Jan 2, 2014, at 11:49 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:

> On 12/5/13, 4:49 PM, "Alan Stearns" <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
>> On 12/5/13, 4:01 PM, "Sylvain Galineau" <galineau@adobe.com> wrote:
>>> 6.1 The 'shape-outside' Property [3]
>>> Bikeshed: I am unsure about 'auto' being the best name for 'using the
>>> margin-box as normal'
>> I notice that clip-path uses none to mean no shape. I think auto was
>> initially used in Exclusions because we had both shape-inside and
>> shape-outside, and shape-outside applied to floats and exclusions. The no
>> shape scenarios for all of these had slightly different behavior. Now that
>> weíve changed shape-inside:auto to not have a special meaning Iím not
>> against changing auto to none. But Iím not entirely convinced none is
>> significantly better.
>> So itís either:
>> The meaning of shape-outside:auto is that the float area (or exclusion
>> area) uses its default behavior. Itís still a shape, itís just that the
>> shape is determined by the float or exclusion behavior before
>> shape-outside was defined.
>> Or
>> The meaning of shape-outside:none is that the float area (or exclusion
>> area) is not modified by an explicit shape.
>> Opinions?
> Any opinions on using auto versus none for shape-outside? Either one would
> be fine by me.

ínone' would make make the syntax of clip-path and shape-outside more alike which is nice. I assume that authors can live with Ďautoí or ínoneí.

The question is, shape-outside: auto/none means that CSS Shapes does not contribute of the layout, right? In this case ínoneí might be more preferable to indicate that?


> Thanks,
> Alan
Received on Friday, 3 January 2014 07:36:57 UTC

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