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Re: CSS Regions considered harmful (was: [css-regions] issue 16858 redux)

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:58:37 +0100
Message-ID: <21216.5341.656936.291462@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Cc: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, www-style@w3.org
Hello Brian,

 > Is your primary case there that Regions is a bad idea entirely - or merely
 > that they should be moved into/defined only in CSS?  I read the piece
 > twice, but I was unclear on this point...

My primary point is that we should not abuse HTML tags as this is
harmful to web semantics. That's problems #1 and it should, alone, be
enough to stop the specification from progressing.

If problem #1 is fixed, we still have problems #2-#5. Those are not
quite as clear-cut, but my conclusion is that CSS Regions will create
more problems than they solve for web designers.



              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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