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Re: rendering stylesheet rules

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 09:52:44 +0100
To: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <200502230952.45047.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

Le Lundi 21 Février 2005 20:03, John Russell a écrit :
> You are correct in stating that the stylesheets used by the Netscape site
>  are not the most elegant use of the CSS rules. I have tested the premise
>  of the inline rule causing the problem by removing it from line 131 of
>  template(1).css   and the menu does indeed look ok in Amaya.
>
> However the fact remains that the original stylesheet is valid and does
> result in readable display in other browsers. Browser implementers
> should work towards making all valid styles and html readable even
> if at times the recommendation is vague on points of rendering
>  (many places actually).

You're right, in this case current browser implementations are now the 
reference.
The Amaya formatter continues to progress as other aspects.
Our goal is to provide the correct rendering but still help users to edit 
their documents.

>
> I realize that there are many higher priorities such as
> internationalization, gui/widget work, and css and svg editing that
> take away from the time needed to perfect formatting (especially with so
> few workers)  but could you place this quirk on the 2.do list for later
> fixup.  You have gradually repaired most of the box nesting calculations
> and many sites look well now. But a few touchups still remain.
>
> Thanks for analysing the rendering of that site and spotting
> where the error really is...  john in niagara
>
> Le Lundi 14 Février 2005 01:06, John Russell a écrit :
> > http://mozilla.org/projects/xforms/
> > uses several stylesheets and displays well in all browsers except Amaya
>
> Irene responded with
>
> > the sidebar menu is a unordered list ....
> > the items in the list are links
> > when viewed with amaya the style applied to each list item is inline but
> > the style applied to the nested link is block !!! it seems that this is
> > what is spoiling the look of the menu as the list is being displayed
> > horizontally instead of vertically .... template(1).css  seems to be
> > where the rules are being generated for this level .... does this bug
> > still exist or has it been repaired and i am unable to see that as i
> > must use the snapshot  and not the cvs
>
> --
> john russell ve3ll@rac.ca [those are L's as in LLAMA]
> http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll
> http://home.cogeco.ca/~trains
> http://home.cogeco.ca/~cipher

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     Irène.
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