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Re: CSS Regions considered harmful

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:56:11 +0000
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF066CB4.17698%stearns@adobe.com>
On 1/23/14, 12:02 AM, "Alan Gresley" <alan@css-class.com> wrote:

>On 23/01/2014 7:42 AM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
>> Alan Stearns wrote:
>>   > >I have read your arguments. For me, the separation of style from
>>   > >structure one of the foundations CSS stands on. Probably THE
>>   > >foundation. So I don't think we should break that priciple, even
>>if it
>>   > >seems convenient to do so.
>>   >
>>   > I think that’s the crux of the issue. The rest of your points in
>>the ala
>>   > article are a bit outdated
>> If so, I challenge you to write a compelling first example for the
>> specification that doesn't have any of the problems I point out.
>Yes, please. I would like to see it. I would like to see how different
>fonts and font-size work. You can not break a multi-column layout but
>you can easy break styling that works like absolute positioning.
>How would the the example work in the below image when you have a larger


As coded in the appendix, the content would re-fragment through the region
chain, and the last region resizes to fit whatever remains. The last
region is auto-height, so it sizes to fit the content.



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