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Re: [Fwd: Questions on Checker]

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:33:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4875C95F.3030105@w3.org>
To: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
CC: Sean Owen <srowen@google.com>, public-mobileok-checker <public-mobileok-checker@w3.org>

Jo Rabin wrote:
> Well, we make a carve out for border (and padding and margin) on 
> absolute measures and you can argue that the height (thickness) of an hr 
> is no different to the thickness of a border. What we seem to be saying 
> is that an empty div with border: 1px 0 0 0 is OK, whereas achieving 
> pretty much the same effect with hr is not?


I'm not sure I understand the pros and cons behind the MEASURES best 
practice that led to the exception for borders, margins and padding, but 
suppose there was some good reason.

I would have said that an empty div with border: 1px 0 0 0 is actually a 
side effect of the exception-to-the-rule in MEASURES: not reported as 
incorrect, but not completely OK in terms of the intent of the best 

I still don't understand why we would need to make the change only for 
hr elements. You may define a:
   p { height: 100px }
... and can probably achieve a very similar effect using margin

[Plus this looks like a more substantive change than the ones we've 
introduced so far]

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