IRC log of CSS on 2010-07-21

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zakim, this will be style
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ok, plinss_; I see Style_CSS FP()12:00PM scheduled to start in 10 minutes
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zakim, aabb is me
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+plinss_; got it
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I will be on the call in about 10 minutes if you could hold a little for the test suite update till I am on that would be great.
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Zakim, aacc is me
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+smfr; got it
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Zakim, aadd is SteveZ
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+SteveZ; got it
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Zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see +1.206.324.aaaa, plinss_, David_Baron, Bert, [Microsoft], smfr, SteveZ
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Zakim, aaa is sylvaing
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sorry, sylvaing, I do not recognize a party named 'aaa'
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Zakim, aaaa is sylvaing
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+sylvaing; got it
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Zakim, aaee is me
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+bradk; got it
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Zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see sylvaing, plinss_, David_Baron, Bert, [Microsoft], smfr, SteveZ, ??P24, bradk
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zakim, microsoft.a is me
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+arronei; got it
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16:11:53 [szilles]
scribenick: szilles
16:11:55 [szilles]
<szilles>1. Republish 2007 Snapshot, MQ CR
16:11:56 [szilles]
<szilles>BB: no objection to re-publishing
16:11:58 [szilles]
<szilles>Resolved: Publish
16:12:26 [ChrisL]
In media queries, is it still true that "HTML has not yet been normatively updated to use media queries in the media attribute."?
16:12:34 [szilles]
Review sections 2 and 3 of MQ
16:12:49 [ChrisL]
thought html5 had been updated to use media queries
16:14:24 [szilles]
Resolution above was for Snapshot not MQ, MQ is now topic of discussion
16:15:10 [ChrisL]
16:16:08 [szilles]
PL: Everythng else in MQ refers to HTML4
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CL: not much point in refering to HTML 4.01 at this point
16:17:08 [dbaron]
If the reference is explaining the history, it should probably refer to the spec that was there at the time.
16:17:34 [szilles]
EE: There is no reason to have a forward reference to HTML5
16:18:04 [szilles]
CL: Since the reference is non normative, there is no reason not to update the references to HTML5 to be more timely
16:18:38 [szilles]
DB: the references to HTML4 are mostly indicating the history of the development of the MQ spec
16:19:26 [szilles]
BB: HTML5 is only a draft so we cannot assert that it is done and will not change.
16:19:58 [szilles]
CL: we could say that "the current draft of HTML5 has added ..."
16:20:35 [szilles]
Action (Anna): fix the reference to HTML5 as above
16:20:35 [trackbot]
Sorry, couldn't find user - (Anna)
16:20:48 [fantasai]
16:21:25 [fantasai]
RESOLVED: Publish mediaqueries after updating note about media queries in HTML to point to HTMl5
16:21:38 [szilles]
Resolved: Publish MQ (URL above) with change suggested by CL
16:23:32 [szilles]
Resolved: Change "A minimum of another six months of the CR period must elapse" to the minimum CR period
16:23:55 [szilles]
EE: I believe the test suite exists it just needs to be posted
16:25:46 [szilles]
BB: Pub Rules require some date
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16:26:21 [szilles]
CL: four weeks is a reasonalbe time; it would not constrain us and the test cases still need to be posted
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Test Suite
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AE: Sent one mail on the likely invalid tests; need people to look at to see if they agree
16:28:15 [szilles]
AE: About to send test that do not pass in any browser; need people to check the tests in their area of responsibility
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16:29:19 [szilles]
AE: Would love to have responses ideally by next phone call, but at least by the call in two weeks.
16:31:11 [szilles]
PL: Has anyone been working on their implementation reports?
16:31:22 [szilles]
AE: is there a template for the report?
16:31:36 [szilles]
EE: not, but I could make one if we agree on what it should have
16:32:08 [szilles]
AE and EE: to talk offline to agree on the format for the report
16:32:26 [szilles]
PL: Is the test harness that was developed still functional?
16:32:38 [szilles]
EE: not at all sure; I have not looked at it.
16:33:13 [szilles]
PL: is it worth spending some time to get that running again; it was designed to gather statistic and be a start to an implementation report
16:34:00 [szilles]
EE to contact Tab for help on this; PL can help and contact Matt Bonner
16:34:21 [szilles]
Open Issues:
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Issue 110
16:36:32 [szilles]
DB: I believe Boris has objected (threatening formally) to this proposal
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DB: The objection is that there is currently interoperable behavior
16:37:33 [szilles]
DB: The behavior is that abs pos'd elements generate cells
16:38:12 [szilles]
EE: the problem is that the number of cells generated is somewhat strange
16:38:56 [szilles]
EE: I cannot think of any other place where moving an abs pos element out of normal flow generates normal flow content
16:40:20 [szilles]
EE: the choices seems to be between defining the behavior the way authors would want it or the way that implementers would want it
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SZ: How common is having an abs pos element as the sole content of a table cell?
16:42:12 [szilles]
s/sole content of a table cell/having a abs pos element as the direct content of a table cell or equivalent situations/
16:43:51 [szilles]
SZ: Is this enough of an edge case; is it sufficiently uncommon that leaving the existing behavior is OK if not really desirable
16:44:01 [szilles]
PL: That is my feeling
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EE: There is nothing in the spec that would cause an abs pos element to have an affect on normal flow
16:45:18 [szilles]
EE: But, in this one case, the notion of a "placeholder" was introduced to describe the effect that was happening in tables
16:45:49 [fantasai]
But all the browser implementations implement abspos by introducing a "placeholder" in their formatting structure
16:45:55 [fantasai]
In most cases, this placeholder is not detectable
16:46:08 [fantasai]
but in table box generation it is detectable
16:46:25 [fantasai]
And so bz is saying to codify its existence, at least in this one case where it is detectable
16:46:37 [fantasai]
because all implementations chose to implement abspos this way and we have interop on it
16:46:49 [fantasai]
even though it makes no sense from the spec's point of view
16:46:52 [Zakim]
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16:47:44 [szilles]
PL: Does anyone have an objection to BZ's proposal
16:48:07 [szilles]
EE: I would like more input from the other implementers as to which way they would like to go
16:50:02 [Bert]
Is it the case that <tr><td psoition:absolute>a <td>b <td>c looks the same as <tr><td>b <td>c ?
16:50:06 [szilles]
CL: Other implementers, like Prince?
16:50:30 [fantasai]
Bert: <tr><td>a<td position:absolute>b<td>c</tr>
16:50:41 [fantasai]
Bert: looks the same as <tr><td>a<td><td>c</tr>
16:50:47 [szilles]
PL: Should this case in fact be codified or should it just be left undefined?
16:51:23 [fantasai]
Bert: Also, <tr><td>a<td position:absolute>b<td position:absolute>c<td>d</tr> looks the same as the above,too
16:51:34 [szilles]
CL: That depends on whether the other implemetations are willing to change; if not we would have to leave it undefined.
16:52:19 [szilles]
DB: It may be the case that other implementations do not even implement this part of the spec.
16:53:22 [szilles]
SZ: we need to send a note to the implementers we are aware of and ask which proposals they can live (and would be willing to change to)
16:54:24 [fantasai]
ACTION fantasai: Write proposal to deal with abspos in table box generation according to bz's proposal
16:54:24 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-246 - Write proposal to deal with abspos in table box generation according to bz's proposal [on Elika Etemad - due 2010-07-28].
16:54:27 [szilles]
action (EE): Add BZ's abs pos proposal to the proposal that I have already published
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Sorry, couldn't find user - (EE)
16:55:58 [plinss_]
16:55:59 [szilles]
Issue 138
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PL: this is awaiting feedback from Alex
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SG: Alex thought the proposal was reasonable
16:56:51 [dbaron]
I don't see issue 138 on the issues list.
16:57:44 [plinss_]
16:58:02 [szilles]
EE: I recall the float should move with rel pos of the containing block
16:58:04 [fantasai]
dbaron, try force-reloading. For some reason the issues list is being weird
16:58:11 [dbaron]
fantasai, reload woked
16:58:25 [szilles]
DB: Tab has revised the proposal
16:59:25 [szilles]
Question about the "contained in the block box" should not that be contained in the in-line block
16:59:26 [dbaron]
16:59:45 [szilles]
DB: there are two messages in the thread to that effect
16:59:58 [dbaron]
I'm happy with the revised proposal.
17:00:02 [szilles]
DB: I am happy with the revised proposal
17:00:09 [smfr]
me too
17:00:20 [szilles]
BB: it describes what I expect so I am happy to
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Resoved: Proposal as modified by the two message is accepted
17:00:57 [Bert]
s/happy to/happy too/
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Meeting adjourns at 10 PDT
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17:01:43 [szilles]
Zakim, make minutes
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I don't understand 'make minutes', szilles
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zakim, minutes
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I don't understand 'minutes', szilles
17:02:52 [fantasai]
RRSAgent: make minutes
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I have made the request to generate fantasai
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RRSAgent: make logs public
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zakim, attendees
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I don't understand 'attendees', szilles
17:03:28 [fantasai]
zakim will make that report once everyone's hung up
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17:03:41 [fantasai]
I guess someone is still on the call?
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disconnecting the lone participant, SteveZ, in Style_CSS FP()12:00PM
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Style_CSS FP()12:00PM has ended
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Attendees were +1.206.324.aaaa, +1.858.216.aabb, plinss_, David_Baron, Bert, [Microsoft], +1.408.636.aacc, smfr, +1.408.536.aadd, SteveZ, sylvaing, +1.650.275.aaee, bradk, arronei,
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... +, ChrisL
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