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Re: [css-break][css-overflow-3][css-regions][css4-ui] generalizing 'region-fragment' into a fragmentation primitive: a first step to solving multi-line ellipsis

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:39:17 +0100
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DE4F9A43-1D2F-4101-93A9-C981796DD1C5@rivoal.net>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>

> On 21 Jan 2015, at 03:35, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> 
> On 1/20/15, 3:51 PM, "Florian Rivoal" <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
> 
>> 
>>> On 21 Jan 2015, at 00:42, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I’m still skeptical, because this seems like a lot of freight to add to
>>> a 
>>> simple, useful property. I’d much rather keep the property focused on
>>> whether content stops at a fragmentation break or overflows as normal.
>> 
>> Sure. I don't really have an interest in pursuing this part about unnamed
>> flows. I just thought of it while thinking through the rest, and though
>> I'd just share it, more as evidence that 'fragmentation' is a sound
>> primitive on top of which stuff can easily be built, rather than because
>> I was convinced that this particular extension to it would beat regions.
> 
> Sorry - I did not mean to give the impression I’m defending regions
> against your proposal. I just wanted to go over the reasons why we passed
> over the idea the last time we considered it. If there’s a sensible way to
> make “put my overflow over here” work in a single property, I think it
> could be quite useful.

No worries, I didn't get any wrong idea here. I just mean that "put my overflow over here" seems to be something we might be able to pursue on top of the 'fragmentation' property I am proposing, but for now, I'm much more interested in figuring out 'fragmentation' itself, without this feature, to get the basics in place, and to look into the multiline ellipsis.

The anonymous flow thing is intriguing (that's why I included it in my original mail), but I rather solve the rest before going to far into this rat-hole.

 - Florian
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