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From: L. David Baron <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 00:02:06 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199910200402.AAA28381@is02.fas.harvard.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
In [1], Tantek Celik wrote that he could not come up with a use for a
'margin-box' value of the 'box-sizing' property.  I think there is an
real use:  to make a table with margin 100% of the width of its parent
element, but not overflow the parent.

However, the concerns he raises about margin-box and collapsing margins
are serious.  Perhaps 'margin-box' could mean margin-box horizontally
and padding-box vertically?

David

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/1999Oct/0036.html

L. David Baron    Sophomore, Harvard (Physics)    dbaron@fas.harvard.edu
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