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Re: Line boxes

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 09:46:21 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <19991216144618.14436.qmail@web905.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
--- Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Matthew Brealey wrote:
> 
> > One area of the existing specification that I
> believe is poorly
> > described is that of the vertical box model
> properties on inline
> > elements.
> >
> > Although margin-left, margin-right, etc., are
> obvious, vertical
> > margins are less so.
> 
> Vertical margins have absolutely no effect on inline
> elements.
That's as may be, as things stand, but it is
nonsensical to adopt such an approach because:

1. it reduces flexibility
2. vertical borders clearly _must_ be and are allowed
on inline elements, and since they only differ (aside
from other, irrelevant differences) in that one is
coloured and the other is not, if you allow borders,
you must allow margins.


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