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Just seeking futher <blockquote> opinions

From: Adam Warner <lists@consulting.net.nz>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 19:13:16 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: bzbarsky@mit.edu
Message-Id: <1006042362.413.3.camel@work>
Hi all,

I discovered an inconsistency in paragraph indenting in some browsers
and reported the issue to the Mozilla project:

You can also see the inconsistency in action here:

Just click on the "Wrap Around Format" and the right hand table will
disappear, leading to the body of the text wrapping around the left hand

Unfortunately the <blockquote> left-hand indenting also disappears as
well (the left hand table has already used up the space reserved for the
left hand indent).

[Or if the content offends you ;-) please refer to the example I created
http://www.consulting.net.nz/bugs/blockquote/ ]

Either way Netscape 4.77 is capable of rendering the blockquoted
paragraphs with an appropriate indent. Please refer the bugzilla URL for
why Boris Zbarsky sensibly argues that Mozilla may not be able to
implement this:

I'm just after additional opinions to help resolve this matter. On the
one hand Mozilla appears to be properly implementing the CSS rule. On
the other hand the implementation appears to be too simplistic to give
expected rendering behaviour.

Thanks for your help. If anyone comes up with a CSS rule that can deal
with this issue in general then please also state whether you think it
should become a part of default browser rendering (I think it all hinges
on what is the appropriate interpretation of "margin-left").
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 14:36:26 UTC

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