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Re: positioning the root element

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 02:27:10 -0500
Message-ID: <011701be74fe$95f30700$2f3a11cf@com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>, "Tupshin Harper" <tupshin@tupshin.com>, "Tantek Celik" <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
To: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@endoframe.com>; Tupshin Harper
<tupshin@tupshin.com>; Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 1999 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: positioning the root element


> then
> setting margins on the root element should put margins on the browser
> window -- quite different from what the spec says *should* happen,
> namely that there should be a gap between the edge of the viewport
> (browser chrome) and the start of the content.

Hm... I was under the impression that implementation of borders and padding
on the root element was optional. However, I haven't been able to find
support for this in the specs. If, in fact, it is *not* optional, then I see
no barriers to your suggestion, and I agree with you.

Received on Tuesday, 23 March 1999 02:42:52 UTC

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