W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > December 1997

Re: Correct handling of blank space?

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 23:12:46 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9712052312.ZM12688@grommit.inria.fr>
To: Space Cowboy <spacecow@mis.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Dec 5,  4:44pm, Space Cowboy wrote:

> <DIV NAME="example" STYLE="
> position: absolute;
> top: 0;
> left: 0;
> width: 70%;
> height: 50%;
> color: #FFFFFF;
> background-color: #000000;">
> Hello.

> The question is, what size is a UA supposed to display a box when it's
> not filled to it's size?

The specified one.

> In this case, NN4 displays some white text with
> a black highlight that says "Hello." at the top and nothing else. I need
> it to be bigger, and it seems that I can do it correctly. Is this the
> browser's fault or a hole in CSS?

In this instance it is due to incomplete implementation in NN. The
background color is supposed to cover the full width and height of the
box, including padding. Netscape are aware of the problem.

> I should note that I can't put in a clip value, because I'm using
> percentages, which act irradically while combined when used in clips.

Um, irradically? Could you explain that a bit more?

Chris Lilley, W3C                          [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
Graphics and Fonts Guy            The World Wide Web Consortium
http://www.w3.org/people/chris/              INRIA,  Projet W3C
chris@w3.org                       2004 Rt des Lucioles / BP 93
+33 (0)4 93 65 79 87       06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Received on Friday, 5 December 1997 17:13:12 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:26:46 UTC