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Re: positioning the root element

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 16:40:43 -0500
Message-ID: <002b01be7251$246ea120$1f3b11cf@boneone>
To: "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>, "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Braden N. McDaniel
braden@endoframe.com
<URI:http://www.endoframe.com>
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 1999 3:45 PM
Subject: positioning the root element


> 
> According to CSS2, section 9.1.2,
> 
> # The initial containing block cannot be positioned or floated (i.e.,
> # user agents ignore the 'position' and 'float' properties for the
> # root element).
> 
> This is silly. 
> 
> Since the root element has a containing block of its own, chosen by
> the UA (probably the viewport or page), why can the root element not
> be positioned?

Why must the root element have a containing block of its own?

Braden
Received on Friday, 19 March 1999 16:55:41 GMT

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