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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.


 > 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.


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

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