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Re: positioning the root element

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 19:39:08 -0500
Message-ID: <00dc01be726a$50f843e0$1f3b11cf@boneone>
To: "Tupshin Harper" <tupshin@tupshin.com>, "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
----- Original Message -----
From: Tupshin Harper <tupshin@tupshin.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 1999 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: positioning the root element

> Whether the root element of the document is the window or not is
> determined by the browser.  It would make no sense for the UA to let that
> happen

Why not?

> the only logical thing for the UA to do is to do OS level positioning
> of the window, and then display the document within that window.  Then the
> document' stylesheet can determine where the root element of the document
> displayed within the clipping region of that window.  In a modern windowed
> operating system, it is the case that a window contains content that the
> application renders to that window.  Why postulate a scenario where an
> application specifically overrides that behavior that we are all used to?

I'm not. Since positioning of the root element in CSS is currently
forbidden, there is no problem with the scenario I've described.

Received on Friday, 19 March 1999 19:41:07 UTC

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