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Re: fieldset: a CSS block formatting context?

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 19:25:17 -0400
Message-Id: <AF9BBAFC-94DF-4E64-8BEC-FD61492CE574@thymeonline.com>
To: Daniel Schattenkirchner <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Anyone know if any progress has been made in defining/explaining why  
<legend> is still visible outside the boundaries of the <fieldset>  
even if the fieldset is set to overflow:hidden?

I ask because I've always found it silly that  overflow:hidden is the  
most convenient way to tell a block to expand/surround its floating  

I think what I'd most like to know is if there will ever be an  
official css attribute specifically for telling a block element to  
expand/surround its floating children.

Anyone have an answer for me?

On Feb 21, at 9:59 AM, Daniel Schattenkirchner wrote:

> For the rendering section I suggest defining fieldset to be a block  
> formatting context as defined in CSS 2.1. It is treated that way in  
> Firefox, IE (8 and earlier), Opera and in Safari partially as well.
> This means for example, that the fieldset's outer vertical margins  
> do not collapse with its in-flow children's margins (Safari is the  
> exception here, if it wasn't fixed in their trunk already).
> ~ds

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