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Questions about CSS Level 1 Draft

From: Ian Graham <ianweb@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 18:27:36 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199704042327.SAA12583@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi -

In reading the CSS level 1 draft I came upon a few issues that 
seemed to me unclear. I thus thought it a good idea to pass these
issues by this list, to see if I am completely off track -- and
to see if perhaps better wordings are needed for certain sections
in a future document.

Best wishes -- and hope to see some of you at WWW6.

Ian
----


Block and floating Elements:                          (Section 4.1.4)
   In reading the specifications, I interpret the block 
   and floating properties to meean that markup of the form:
      <DIV>
        <IMG ALIGN="left">
          <P> paragraph 1 </P>
          <P> paragraph 2 </P>
          <P> paragraph 3 </P>
      </DIV>

   should be formatted as something like (assuming longish P's)
        _______________________________________________________
        |__________  ________________________________________ |
        ||        |  | paragraph 1                          | |
        ||  IMG   |  |______________________________________| |
        ||        |  _______________________________________  |
        ||________|  |                                      | |
        |            |                                      | |
        |            | paragraph 2                          | |
        |            |                                      | |
        |            |______________________________________| |
        |___________________________________________________  |
        ||                                                  | |
        || paragraph 3                                      | |
        ||                                                  | |
        ||__________________________________________________| |
        |                                                     |
        ------------------------------------------------------

   Is this correct? If so, then I certainly cannot find a browser that 
   does it this way .......

Floating Elements (again)                             (Section 4.1.4)

   It is not (to me) clear how margins are calculated when % values 
   are assumed, or what 'auto' implies in these circumstances.
   Is this just me being thick?

Inline Elements                                          (Section 4.2)

   Once again, it is not (to me) clear how margins are calculated 
   when % values are assumed, or what 'auto' implies in this case.
   Is this just me being thick?


Border-style:                                         (Section 5.5.17)
   If border-style is set to 'none', but border-width 
   has a finite value, what happens to the border-width region?
   Should border-width be reduced to zero, or should the width
   simply be absorbed into the padding space, or margin space?


Example Stylesheet for HTML 2.0                           (Appendix A)

   I notice that the FORM and DL elements are not defined as a block
   element (display: block), although they are described as such
   in RFC 1866. Is there a reason for this, or was it an accidental
   omission?

--
Ian Graham ................................. ian.graham@utoronto.ca
Centre for Academic Technology
Information Commons                               Tel: 416-978-4548
University of Toronto                             Fax: 416-978-7705
..................... http://www.utoronto.ca/ian/ .................
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