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Re: CSS 'width' Question

From: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 10:03:20 -0500
Message-Id: <6.1.2.0.0.20041007100008.048c4350@127.0.0.1>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>,w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon,

Thanks for the response. My solution is to just use a DIV (fewer keystrokes 
than applying a block style to a SPAN <grin>).

Actually, my concern was that the validator did not complain about applying 
a style meant for a block element to a non-block element.

Thanks,

Aaron

At 09:49 AM 10/7/2004, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>Aaron,
>You may need to change the default rendering of SPAN to
>"display: block", since the deafult for SPAN is "display:
>inline".  If you really want the width to be "100%" I would
>suggest using the DIV element instead of the SPAN element.  By
>default DIV is "block level" and SPAN in "inline".
>
>Jon
>
>
>---- Original message ----
> >Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 17:06:26 -0500
> >From: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>
> >Subject: CSS 'width' Question
> >To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> >
> >   According to CSS1 spec 5.5.23, the width style
> >   "Applies to: block-level and replaced elements."
> >
> >   Why, then, does the CSS Validator
> >   (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/) not complain
> >   about <SPAN CLASS="wide">Blah</SPAN>, where class
> >   wide contains width: 100%?
> >
> >   Thanks,
> >
> >   Aaron
> >
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>
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Aaron Smith
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