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Marker-offset

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 07:05:30 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19991129150530.3680.rocketmail@web902.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/generate.html#markers :
<blockquote>
'marker-offset' 
      Value:  
                 <length> | auto | inherit 
      Initial:  
                 auto 
      Applies to:  
                 elements with 'display: marker' 
      Inherited:  
                 no 
      Percentages:  
                 N/A 
      Media:  
                 visual 


This property specifies the distance between the
nearest border edges of a marker box and its
associated principal box. The offset may either be a
user-specified (<length>) 
or chosen by the UA
('auto'). 

</blockquote>
Should read: the value chosen for auto should be
constant and should not be less than 0.

This is since current UAs maintain a contstant
distance between the left edge of the the marker box
and the left of the principal block.

As a result, large images overlap the text.

This is not wrong according to this definition, but
clearly is undesirable and should be changed.



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