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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:20:44 +0100
Message-ID: <21216.21068.766791.903644@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, "www-style\@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach Alan Stearns:

 > >> The only really good use case for Regions that I can think of is the
 > >> tradition newspaper layout where you have a front-page article ending
 > >> in "continued on page x" -- having a receptive region on page x makes
 > >> sense when recreating this classic design.
 > >
 > >You don't read enough magazines.  Flowing text from one shape to
 > >another is another other major use-case.

I see them. That doens't automatically make them really good use
cases. Also by adding ways to select and style individual columns,
these designs can be achieved.

  http://www.w3.org/TR/css-overflow-3/#style-of-fragments

 > And, as I’ve been pointing out for months and months and months, there are
 > non-column-based use cases for directing flow content from one container
 > to another.

Yes. Running headers, footnotes, and sidenotes are favorites of mine.
There are ways to achive them without using regions.

  http://books.spec.whatwg.org/

What's your list of really good use cases that cannot be solved
without regions?

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