ISSUE-100: No fill unit for content area, and block and inline units not well specified

Fill units

No fill unit for content area, and block and inline units not well specified

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Raised by:
Sean Hayes
Opened on:
2009-05-15
Description:
In Johns original requirements the concept of block seems to have been be a ‘region-full’ at a time, rather than a timed text or an XSL:FO block. There is no current fill unit that corresponds to Johns idea of filling up the region (or clearing) as much as possible at each fill interval. I propose we remove the “block” fill unit, and replace it with something to indicate using as much as possible of the flow buffer to fill the content area of the region without overflow.

If not, we need to clarify what is actually meant by a block level fill unit (<p>, <div> <body>?), especially if the content can contain nested blocks, and what happens if the block is actually too big for the region.

Similarly “inline” (fragment in Johns terms) is not well defined now either, since we have adopted nested inlines.

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Related emails:
  1. Agenda for meeting 22-05-09 (from Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com on 2009-05-22)
  2. ISSUE-100 (Fill units): No fill unit for content area, and block and inline units not well specified (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2009-05-15)

Related notes:

resolved in TTAF1-DFXP WD Editor's Copy Update - 20090529

Glenn Adams, 29 May 2009, 04:33:42

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