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Re: [css-grid] Reduced Subgrid Proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 13:09:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC+cYnq75zjcs4CFzep8EL5vtBExsQOuSz03pLo0y0wVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 2:04 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 05/23/2016 03:40 PM, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>> On 23 May 2016, at 14:29, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:51 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>>   * We are making subgrid behavior contingent on there not being
>>>>     any grid-template-* declarations, rather than merely ignoring
>>>>     them, with the hope that authors will not leave any such
>>>>     declarations lying around. Our goal is to allow for more
>>>>     sophisticated interleaving of subgrid and parent grid lines
>>>>     (e.g. 1-axis subgrids) using these properties. This may or may
>>>>     not work out as planned. :)
>>> And in further discussion with dholbert, we decided *not* to do this -
>>> the upgrade story is *way* too uncertain to rely on, so there's not a
>>> good reason to try out carve out syntax.  If we do 1-axis subgrid in
>>> the future, we'll do so via a different 'display' value, or another
>>> property, or something else new like that.
>> Are you thinking something like 'display: subgrid-col' and
>> 'display: subgrid-row' to achieve that 1-axis behavior?  Not trying
>> to pin you down to exact syntax or values or even patterns, but I'd
>> like to get a sense of the thinking here.
> Another possibility would be 'grid-template-rows: subgrid <whatever>'
> where the subgrid keyword means "no I really want this track listing,
> ignore the other one".

Right. Point is just "some clearly new syntax that is not possible
today", rather than pretending we can do a clean upgrade.

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