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Bug 16858 - Should creation of regions from elements be disallowed?
Summary: Should creation of regions from elements be disallowed?
Alias: None
Product: CSS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Regions (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alan Stearns
QA Contact: public-css-bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-25 20:01 UTC by Alan Stearns
Modified: 2014-01-30 01:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Alan Stearns 2012-04-25 20:01:34 UTC
Bert Bos raised this issue on the telecon of 2012/04/25. I'll add in a link to the minutes once they're posted.

His proposal is to not allow elements in HTML to be styled as regions. He prefers creating and/or using other mechanisms for generating region boxes.

bert: request for notes:
... we should move out the things we /don't/ want
eg the idea of elements being a region
... need a note saying that regions won't be created like that
bert: I want to disallow
bert: no redundant elements should exist in a web document
Comment 1 Alan Stearns 2012-04-25 20:02:37 UTC
related comments from the telecon:

stearns: that wasn't the resolution
... we never decided to disallow it; just discourage it
glazou: don't want to disallow either

bradk: By the way, I think the examples in the regions specs are fine, because they are simple and focus exclusively on the concepts they are trying to illustrate, without forcing you to read and understand some other spec about pseudo-element generation. And JavaScript generation of regular elements such as DIVs is a reasonable way to use regions.
Comment 2 Alan Stearns 2012-09-27 22:45:20 UTC
minutes here:
Comment 3 Alan Stearns 2014-01-10 20:24:07 UTC
You can search www-style for the bug number for the discussion of this issue over the years. My latest summary of the reasons why this issue should be closed with no change is here:
Comment 4 Alan Stearns 2014-01-30 01:29:16 UTC
The working group resolved to close this issue with no change.