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Re: positioning the root element

From: Tupshin Harper <tupshin@tupshin.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 14:12:02 -0800
Message-ID: <013001be7255$848ecbd0$eccbf5ce@verso.com>
To: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
By definition the UA must determine where on the display device the root
element is displayed.  Whether it is the bounds of the appropriate window,
how far in from the top left of the printed page(margin), or however else,
the UA determines it's location.  Therefore the root element is effectively
and inherently contained within whatever block that the UA determines.  If
the root element didn't have a containing block, then the UA would have no
ability to determine where on the screen or on the page(or what portion when
clipping needs to take place)  the root element is displayed.


> Why must the root element have a containing block of its own?
> Braden
Received on Friday, 19 March 1999 17:03:46 UTC

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